Living Donation

Living-Donor Liver Transplants at UPMC

With more than 14,000 Americans on the waitlist for a liver transplant — and only about 5,000 deceased-donor livers available for transplant — living-liver donation offers many benefits.

For those thinking about donating a portion of their liver, UPMC's living-donor liver transplant team works together to make the process run smoothly.

What Is a Living-Liver Donation?

During a living-donor liver transplant, a living person has a piece of their healthy liver removed and transplanted into another person to replace an unhealthy liver. These transplants are possible because of the liver’s unique ability to regenerate, or regrow.

How Can I Learn More About Living-Liver Donation?

We recognize how hard the decision to donate an organ can be. Our liver transplant team will serve as your support system each step of the way.

We'll help you prepare and educate you about:

UPMC and Donate Life America Partnership

UPMC and Donate Life America are partnering to raise awareness of living donation. 

Visit the UPMC and Donate Life: Living-Donor Transplant Facebook page.

Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

As the nation's first pediatric transplant program, the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has performed more pediatric transplants than any other pediatric center in the United States.

 

 

Register to become a living donor

To schedule an evaluation for liver donation, please complete the above “Register to Become a Living Donor” form, and a member of the transplant team will reach out to you in the near future.