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Identical Twins- Liver donor and recipient
« on: March 10, 2020, 06:23:42 PM »
Anyone here a liver donor to their identical twin?
I have had all the tests and find out at the end of this week if I have been accepted.
From Maine, 65 years young
Brother in Mass.
Surgery in Worcester, Ma. at the UMass Memorial Hospital
It's affiliated with UMass Medical School obviously.
Anti-rejection drugs?
Any thoughts about anything to help me appreciated.
We would be their first identical twins.

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Re: Identical Twins- Liver donor and recipient
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 07:40:09 PM »
Best wishes and prayers for you both. You might want to post this also at FaceBook at both the Living Donors on Line page and also the Living Donors Support Group. These days more people check in there rather than here, and there are a number of liver-lobe donors there. By the way, when the first living organ donation (kidney) took place in 1954 there were no anti-rejection drugs available as yet, so it could ONLY be done between identical twins! At the Transplant Games in Minneapolis in 2004 I had the pleasure of meeting both that first living donor and the surgeon who did the operation, celebrating the 50th anniversary. Nice.

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Re: Identical Twins- Liver donor and recipient
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 01:34:08 PM »
Thank you for responding. Great Information!
My best to you and thanks again!

 

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