Hi there, I have a friend who needs a liver transplant. I've started the process to be a donor. But I have questions (and concerns) that don't seem to be covered in the website pages I've seen. I'm a very healthy 45 year old male. I exercise regularly, and I am on no medications.
1. I would need to fly to the Mayo clinic as I live in Seattle. Do I really need to stay in the area for 2-3 weeks afterwards? I can't fly home once discharged from the hospital?
2. It says most people can go back to week within 6 weeks. I own a business and it can't really function without me. But I can work from home, even from bed for a while as it's mostly computer work. Is this realistic?
3. It says I shouldn't drive for 2-3 weeks after the surgery. Is that also really true?
4. A video I saw from the Mayo said that the risk of a donor dying is 1 in 300. That seems VERY high to me. Is that really the number?
Thanks for any help or guidance you can provide.