General Donor Criteria Age 18 and 60years

■ ABO compatibility between donor and recipient

■ No major medical problems

■ Significant long-term emotional relationship to the potential recipient

■ Donor competent to give informed consent

Donor Contraindications

Donor age <18years or >60years ABO blood group incompatibility

Significant co-morbid condition (e.g., morbid obesity, coronary artery disease)

Multiple previous upper abdominal operations

Hepatic steatosis >30% (cut off center dependent)

Donor remnant liver volume <5% of the total liver volume

Significant celiac artery stenosis

Anatomic variations (center dependent)

Body mass index >28 (if a liver biopsy is not performed)

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