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2014-01-22 03:55:58 PM  
FTFA:

"Tomlinson was a match. With the blessing of her family, she donated 70 per cent of her liver to Ly in late November.

After a slow and steady recovery - Tomlinson required a second surgeryafter experiencing some internal bleeding after the donation - both women are now doing well.

By next month, Tomlinson's liver will have completely regenerated."


Maybe that's how I'll finance my dentures. EIP!
 
2014-01-22 05:25:18 PM  
Yay! Drew has hope!!
 
2014-01-22 05:57:50 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Yay! Drew has hope!!


You gotta stop drinking to get a transplant in the US.

Maybe if he wants to spend some money on the Chinese.....
 
2014-01-22 06:04:08 PM  
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2014-01-22 06:22:05 PM  
I'll take the gills.
 
2014-01-22 06:41:44 PM  

The One True TheDavid: FTFA:

"Tomlinson was a match. With the blessing of her family, she donated 70 per cent of her liver to Ly in late November.

By next month, Tomlinson's liver will have completely regenerated."


I noticed that one-month regeneration thing -- farkin' amazing!  I thought only reptiles and amphibians could regrow body parts, but maybe that applies only to external parts.
 
2014-01-22 06:48:54 PM  
Huh. So donating one of your kidneys will take 20 years off your life, but take most of your only liver, and it grows back in a few weeks with no effect on lifespan?
 
2014-01-22 07:14:44 PM  

caution: Huh. So donating one of your kidneys will take 20 years off your life, but take most of your only liver, and it grows back in a few weeks with no effect on lifespan?


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Umm, ... yeah. So if you could just, uh, come up with a citation supporting that assertion and post it here, that'd be great.
 
2014-01-22 07:55:44 PM  
This is all because she has one of those silly cards?
 
2014-01-22 08:57:48 PM  

The One True TheDavid: FTFA:

"Tomlinson was a match. With the blessing of her family, she donated 70 per cent of her liver to Ly in late November.

After a slow and steady recovery - Tomlinson required a second surgeryafter experiencing some internal bleeding after the donation - both women are now doing well.

By next month, Tomlinson's liver will have completely regenerated."

Maybe that's how I'll finance my dentures. EIP!


No one is dumb enough to take a Fark liver.
 
2014-01-22 09:20:55 PM  
I could live with just one neighbor too, I guess.
 
2014-01-22 09:27:26 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I'll take the gills.


Lie down on table. I take lungs now, gills come next week.
 
2014-01-22 09:29:46 PM  

Mikey1969: I could live with just one neighbor too, I guess.


Silly, if you live with them they're not neighbors. Duh!
 
2014-01-22 09:29:50 PM  

acohn: I noticed that one-month regeneration thing -- farkin' amazing!  I thought only reptiles and amphibians could regrow body parts, but maybe that applies only to external parts.


Liver's unusual - it's the only internal organ which can regenerate, at least to a significant degree. (Skin repairs itself pretty well, too.)
 
2014-01-22 09:45:09 PM  

Uzzah: caution: Huh. So donating one of your kidneys will take 20 years off your life, but take most of your only liver, and it grows back in a few weeks with no effect on lifespan?

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Umm, ... yeah. So if you could just, uh, come up with a citation supporting that assertion and post it here, that'd be great.


I had heard that too, so I looked it up. Apparently, donating a kidney doesn't take time off your life. But the way all the info pages phrase it make me somewhat suspicious. They sound all scientific when discussing that a study was conducted, then they get really informal when they discuss the results the study reached on lifespan. It seems like they are carefully phrasing everything to be technically correct but not entirely accurate in spirit. Looking at one of the studies they cite, the study says after an initial 3.1 per 10,000 donors death rate in the first 90 days, there was no difference between gen. pop and donors for 6 years. That really doesn't answer the long term question though.

What I would like to see is a long term study, and I would like to see kidney donors compared to people who could be kidney donors but who haven't donated. I imagine all the unhealthy people who couldn't be kidney donors is throwing off the comparison with gen. pop. I want to see the effect between donors and non-donors, all other things being equal. You do suffer a 15% drop, long term, in kidney function even after your other kidney grows to compensate the best it can... surely there is some consequence to this?

BTW, it's super cool that you can donate a chunk of your liver and it just grows back.
 
2014-01-22 11:31:46 PM  
You mean I got four kidneys?
 
2014-01-22 11:45:59 PM  

DrZiffle: You mean I got four kidneys?


It happens. I remember reading an article about a teenager with four kidneys. She was arranging to donate two of them.
 
2014-01-23 12:35:21 AM  

hardinparamedic: SecretAgentWoman: Yay! Drew has hope!!

You gotta stop drinking to get a transplant in the US.

Maybe if he wants to spend some money on the Chinese.....


How would one know?
 
2014-01-23 04:44:11 AM  

downstairs: hardinparamedic: SecretAgentWoman: Yay! Drew has hope!!

You gotta stop drinking to get a transplant in the US.

Maybe if he wants to spend some money on the Chinese.....

How would one know?


The liver don't lie.
 
2014-01-23 07:35:07 AM  

caution: Huh. So donating one of your kidneys will take 20 years off your life, but take most of your only liver, and it grows back in a few weeks with no effect on lifespan?


That's why they call it the liver and not the dier.
 
2014-01-23 02:32:36 PM  

That Guy Jeff: BTW, it's super cool that you can donate a chunk of your liver and it just grows back.


My impression is that you can only do it once, though.  The liver is in lobes and you have to donate complete lobes.  After the donation your body finds itself short on liver and the remaining liver grows back to the original size but the lobes that were taken aren't replaced.
 
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