I found this article from the Mayo Clinic dated 1999 -- the year the clinic executed its first live adult liver transplant in Arizona. It's weird to read something from just six years ago that seems like ancient history. And whaddaya know, the recipient was suffering from PSC just like Joe. I'd love to talk to these guys today. Road trip!
In January 2006 I successfully donated half my liver to my brother, Joe. This blog began in November 2005, when I was just a hopeful donor candidate, and continues today as a vehicle for sharing my experience and building community among past, current, and would-be live organ donors and transplant recipients. Thank you for stopping by. All content on this blog, including images and text unless otherwise cited, is copyright (c) 2005-2007, Becky Waller. All rights reserved.
In 2007 I founded the Greatest Gift Foundation, which provides information and support to living organ donors throughout their transplant experience. I'm in Minneapolis, when I'm not traveling the country meeting with transplant teams. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.