How long is the recovery period after discharge from the hospital following liver donation?

Most donors are able to return to their daily activities in four weeks. Driving can be resumed in about three to four weeks. Most donors can return to work in two to three months.

The liver is the only internal organ that can regrow (regenerate). Most donors’ livers can regenerate to almost their original size in six to eight weeks after surgery. However, the liver will continue to grow throughout the first year after surgery. During this period of time, you should live a healthy lifestyle and limit alcohol intake.

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