What is recovery like for donors?

It is different for every person. You will have three small incisions on your abdomen and you will have some mild to moderate pain. The nurses caring for you will encourage you to tell them about any pain you are having so they can make sure you get the medicine you need to ease the discomfort. The doctors will monitor you closely for the first 24 hours after surgery and you will begin to feel better within that first day. You will be encouraged to get up and walk around and you will be encouraged to do some deep breathing and coughing to prevent complications from the anesthesia.

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