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Tue, Sep 17 11:52am · Live Donor Weight Loss Surgery Prior to Transplant in Transplants

@contentandwell thank you for the information. I'm doing all of the above with very good success and will keep going! Congratulations on your "liverversary" 🙂 that is so wonderful, and I'm so happy that you are healthy! Thanks for offering to be a resource for us.

Mon, Sep 16 8:57pm · Live Donor Weight Loss Surgery Prior to Transplant in Transplants

Thank you so much for the lovely kind words as well as the encouragement! I will remember to ask "why" if faced with a "no"! It would be wonderful if 2020 were the Year of Getting Healthy for all of us!

Mon, Sep 16 8:54pm · Live Donor Weight Loss Surgery Prior to Transplant in Transplants

Thank you so much for your response and information! I will fill out the health form soon. Luckily I will be joining my sister for several of her tests an appointments with her treatment team happening in October. This will include an information session, which should be very interesting. I'll take notes. It would be nice to be able to address the issue of my weight and weight loss if I'm given the opportunity to ask. Her transplant coordinator mentioned that she should get an answer as to whether or not she is a candidate for surgery by the end of October.

Mon, Sep 16 3:02pm · Live Donor Weight Loss Surgery Prior to Transplant in Transplants

I am hoping to be considered a kidney and liver donor for my sister, but my BMI is currently 40. I'm losing weight now, and also planning bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve) in January (motivated by my own health) but am curious to know if this would pull me out of consideration to be a donor? My sister is just beginning the process with her transplant team, so there are no surgery dates planned at this time. Anyone else have experience with this or know about these considerations? Thanks!