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Man offers his own truck in exchange for a piece of healthy liver tissue to save his dying wife

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A California man is so desperate to save his wife's life that he's willing to give away his pickup truck — and the accompanying trailer — in exchange for a piece of healthy liver.

What are the details?

Verlon Robinson, 55, initially offered his 2004 Dodge pickup truck and trailer to the person willing to provide his wife with a piece of their healthy liver, making the impassioned plea on Facebook last week.

In addition to his pickup and trailer, Verlon offered one of his kidneys in exchange for the liver tissue.

In his initial post, Verlon wrote, "To all that don't know I have a very sick wife with a non-reversible liver disease. I do have an 04 Dodge pickup that I would gladly trade anyone, plus I could throw in a nice tent trailer."

"We have been married for 25 years and it breaks my heart when I think about losing her," his post continued. "I would do anything to trade places with her but as you know that's impossible. So please if you are O positive or negative blood type and would consider giving her some of your liver, we have insurance that would cover all surgeries."

Is trading the truck against the rules?

A few days later, he updated the post and revealed that he could not, unfortunately, trade his truck for a piece of liver.

"Hello you wonderful people out there God bless! you have been so overwhelmingly wonderful with your messages your concern your prayers but I do have a problem and since most of you do not want my truck or trailer ..... it’s probably OK but I was called by UCFS today and was told it was against the rules to offer my material stuff," he revealed.

"So I have to taken my truck and trailer off the market so sorry for those that was interested in it, but thank you for your interest," Verlon added. "However they did say I could still offer my kidney. So kidney is still out there. Again, thank you! Please share! God bless you all."

You can see the Verlon's full post below.

What else?

Verlon spoke to Fox News on Tuesday, where he detailed his family's plight.

He told the outlet that doctors diagnosed his wife, Marie, with cirrhosis of the liver about three years ago after noticing spots on her chest.

According to Fox, Verlon and Marie, 61, often travel three hours for appointments and testing.

Marie, who reportedly has only just recently lost 70 pounds, is also diabetic.

Verlon said that Marie is on a transplant list, but he fears that by the time she reaches the top of the list, it will be too late.

Verlon is now asking anyone at all who would be interested in helping out his wife by donating a piece of their healthy liver — which can regenerate itself in days to weeks.

Interested parties can sign up to apply on UCSF Medical Center's website.

According to the center's website, potential donors must be between the ages of 18 and 55 and in good health. Potential donors cannot be overweight, have psychiatric illness, or smoking habits.

For those interested in applying to be screened as a match, Marie's date of birth is January 12, 1957.

"I just love my wife. If I could take her place, I would," Verlon told Fox. "I believe God put her in my life and changed me and gave me a new heart for life."

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