Saturday, January 3, 2015

How To Donate: A Guide for the non Facebookers!

Since not everyone has a Facebook account, here is the contents of the About Section of our page:

Binh and Phuoc, 3.5 years old, were adopted from Vietnam in 2012. Both twin girls suffer from Alagille syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the liver, heart, kidney, and other systems of the body. Both twins are now listed on the liver transplant list, waiting for a life-saving liver transplant to take place at the Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto, Canada. It could take a long time for livers from deceased donors to come their way. Another life-saving option for each twin is live liver donation.

A potential live liver donor must:

1) be older than 18 years of age and younger than 60 years of age;
2) be in good overall health and physical condition;
3) have a compatible blood type: A or O (rhesus factor + or - does not matter);
4) have a BMI of less than 35 to be worked up for consideration and no greater than 32 at the time of surgery (transplant).

Work up takes 3-4 days in Toronto. At the time of surgery, donor can expect to be in hospital for 5-10 days. The donor can expect to be off work for about 6 weeks. The donor's liver will regenerate and regrow to its original size within 6-8 weeks.

The Trillium Gift of Life Network can offer financial help through their PRELOD program.


If you are interested in being a live liver donor for our daughters, please contact:

Toronto General Hospital (UHN)
Living Donor Assessment Office
416.340.4800 ext: 6581

and specify that you are willing to be assessed to donate to either THI BINH LA or THI PHUOC LA (date of birth 14 May 2011).

You can also go to their website:

or print the Donor Health History and fax it at 416.340.4317

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In the name of Binh and Phuoc, we thank you for your consideration and your help.

Johanne and Michael

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I am a healthy adult who is type A and I would be willing to be considered. Would the surgery have to be immediate? I leave for my husband's HLTA soon but have a window of time on his return before we are posted that would give me time for surgery add recovery. Is there someone I could email to answer some questions? My email is