Thunder Bay: A 24-year-old youth, Joshua Lavoie, offered to donate nearly 60% of his liver to his dad, so that his father could live. The son apparently did not have any second thoughts about donating his liver, according to sources. Ted Lavoie, 54, had been suffering hepatitis C for almost two decades, which had completely damaged his liver. There was no option left to reverse his failing liver, other than a liver transplant. "If he stayed on the waiting list, it could take another five years," the son said. "I didn't want him to have to wait that long." Fortunately Joshua's blood group was the perfect match. Ted Lavoie will be required to stay in Toronto for a period of 16 weeks following the surgery, during which time he will be monitored closely with anti-rejection drugs. Source: MedindiaSAV << 46.6 Million People In The United States Have No Health Insu... Cancellations of Operations touch 22,000 >> Recommended Reading Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Current Treatments for Liver Cancer (also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma) can result in complete cure of the disease if it is detected early. READ MORE Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is a rapidly growing health problem in India. READ MORE Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is the most benign of the hepatitis viruses and usually has no long term side effects. Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. READ MORE Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? The risk of dying as a result of a living donor liver segment removal is between 0.2-2.0%. The risk of morbidity is anywhere between 1.3% (in highly experienced centers) to 60%. READ MORE Milk Thistle Milk Thistle is a resourceful natural plant which has many medicinal benefits. In herbal medication milk thistle is used in cases of liver diseases. READ MORE Wilson's Disease This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia A-Z Drug Brands in India Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Accident and Trauma Care More News on: Hepatitis ALiverWilson's DiseaseMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?