Suitable blood group for Recipient
Your blood type should be compatible, even if it is not the same as, the organ donor.
Donor Pre-Transplant Evaluation Assessment
Donor will be evaluated by a physician for fitness for surgery, and if necessary by a cardiologist as well. Occasionally, liver biopsy may be required for those with fatty liver to quantify the amount of fat. Psychiatric assessment is also required to ensure that the donor is mentally prepared for the operation and understands the implication of the surgery. The work-up* includes:
*This pre-transplant assessment is aimed at ensuring the best chances for a successful organ transplant. The more matches there are, the more likely your body will accept the new organ. As a donor, you may also need to undergo x-rays, scans and other screenings as determined by your doctor.
**We employ state-of-the-art technology from a German company called MeVis Distant Services (MDS). The data from the CT scan of the donor is uploaded to MDS where a team of highly specialised technicians and a radiologist interpret the data and send back detailed information and color pictures depicting the vascular anatomy, the volume and the suitability of the proposed liver graft. It is a precise and highly individual diagnostic tool which enables the surgeon to perform the donor operation with utmost safety and confidence. The AALC is currently the only transplant centre using this technology routinely in Southeast Asia.
Donor Pre-Transplant Evaluation Process
The evaluation process is designed to prove that you do indeed have a normal, healthy liver and that it would be safe for you to donate. Liver transplant is a major surgery and you will certainly have pain after surgery and require pain relievers. In addition with surgery of this nature you are at risk for some other complications involving the surgical procedure. A detailed workup process will help us identify any potential problems and also help the surgeons decide on their technique for your surgery.
Prior authorisation from the hospitals’ Transplant Ethics Committee (TEC) is required before any living donor organ transplant can proceed. The TEC has to be satisfied that two major professional and ethical concerns are adequately addressed. Firstly, the donor must thoroughly understand the nature and consequences of the medical procedures and give his or her full informed consent. Secondly, there must not be any form of coercion or financial inducement to donate the organ. This applies to all living donor organ transplants, regardless of whether the donor and recipient are related or not. The TEC is completely independent of AALC. As such AALC cannot be held responsible for approval for transplant. ONLY after the approval is obtained from the TEC, can AALC plan for the transplant. No explanation will be given by the TEC to cases that have not been approved by them.
Advice For Liver Donor