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Living-Donor Liver Transplant Process

When you come to UPMC as a potential liver donor, our team of transplant experts will make sure that organ donation poses the least possible risk to you and the transplant recipient.

Steps of Living-Liver Donation

  1. Pre-liver-donation evaluation
  2. Surgery to remove part of your liver
  3. Post-liver-donation care

Throughout the process, you will interact with our living-donor liver transplant team of:

  • Transplant hepatologist
  • Liver transplant surgeon
  • Living-donor liver coordinator
  • Living- donor advocate
  • Transplant social worker
  • Nutritionist
  • Financial advisor

Your Living-Donor Advocate

 We will assign an independent living-donor advocate who will act on your behalf.

Your living-donor advocate will:

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