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How long does it take a liver donor to recover after surgery?

Every liver donor's recovery time is different. Typically, donors spend three weeks recuperating after surgery. In the month following discharge from the hospital, donors return to the hospital for outpatient monitoring. Individual recovery rate and the type of occupation dictate how soon a donor can return to work. It commonly averages three to six weeks. Clinical staff helps donors determine when it is safe to resume normal activities.

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