The scar liver donors are left with is nicknamed “The Mercedes Benz” because its shape resembles the luxury car’s logo (without the circle).It starts in the middle of the torso and extends along the bottom of each rib cage, with a small line straight up. My brother and I should get cars to match our scars, dontcha think?
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.