Living-Donor Liver Transplants Save Lives
Currently there are more than 15,000 people on the waitlist for a liver transplant. Living-donor liver transplants offer potentially life-saving benefits, including:
- Little or no wait time. With a liver readily available for transplant, donors and recipients can schedule surgery at a time that's convenient for both people.
- Quicker recovery time. Both the recipient and donor often return to their normal, active lives within weeks to months following living-donor transplant surgery because of new minimally invasive surgery procedures.
- Improved long-term outcomes. Because the donor's liver is functioning up until the time of transplant, the recipient can benefit from improved long-term outcomes and a quicker recovery.
Every moment is critical when you're on the waitlist. Talk to your loved ones today about being a living donor
For more information about the UPMC Liver Transplant Program, fill out the form on this page.
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