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Living-Donor Liver Transplant Criteria and Requirements

At UPMC, we honor those who choose to donate a portion of their liver to enhance the life of a person with liver disease.

Who Can Become a Living Liver Donor?

Living-donors for liver transplants can include:

  • Family members
  • Spouses
  • Friends
  • Neighbors
  • Co-workers

Who is Eligible for Living-Donor Liver Surgery?

Potential living liver donors should:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 55
  • Be in good general health and have no history of:
    • Liver disease, including cirrhosis and hepatitis B or C
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • HIV
    • Cancers or other diseases that could complicate the surgery

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