Longtime morning show 93Q host Ted Long launches request for living donor liver as wife battles disease

If you’re a listener to the top 40 radio stations in central New York, or even the Eastern Finger Lakes region, chances are you know the voice of Ted Long.

Ted Long, part of the duo “Ted and Amy in the Morning,” has been on 93Q for more than three decades. The usually fun and funny radio host went public with a very personal battle.

His wife Bobbie has liver disease. She’s reached a point now where she needs a transplant to survive.

A living donor liver transplant is a surgical procedure in which a person whose liver is healthy gives away part of it.

The donor’s remaining liver regrows and returns to its normal size, volume, and capacity within a few months. The transplanted part also grows and recovers in a normally functioning liver.

The hospital stay for both donor and recipient is approximately one week. The Longs are asking for the public’s help in finding a donor.

To be considered, a person must match Bobbie’s “O” blood type. The donor must also be between the ages of 18 and 60 and in good health.

Javier E. Swan