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More girl talk. Thanks to a liver transplant | UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

UPMC Pediatric Liver Transplant

Giving Hope to Children with Liver Disease

The Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh offers a full range of pediatric liver transplant services. We care for children from across the world with liver disease before, during, and after transplant, to ensure every child receives the comprehensive, personalized care they need.

UPMC Children’s offers the full spectrum of pediatric liver transplant services, including living-donor liver transplant. This life-saving procedure offers children with end-stage liver disease many advantages, including shortened wait times and better long-term outcomes. We also have extensive experience performing partial liver transplants.

To learn more about a pediatric liver transplant, fill out the form below.

Why Choose UPMC for Pediatric Liver Transplant

With more than 40 years of pioneering experience in organ transplantation, UPMC is one of the leading transplant centers in the United States. We are also home to some of the world’s foremost transplant experts.

  • UPMC has performed more than 190 pediatric living-donor liver transplants with some of the best outcomes in the world.
  • We are also one of the nation’s most experienced liver transplant programs in terms of volume, having performed more than 1,400 transplants to date.
  • Because of our experience, we can treat some of the most complex cases, including liver transplant for children with metabolic disease.
  • We consider every pediatric liver transplant referral, even if your child has been turned down for transplant at another center.

We also have a long history of advancing research and innovation in the field. Following the legacy of Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, our experts have pioneered new antirejection therapies so organ recipients can enjoy better health.

Pediatric Patient Stories

Sava’s Story

Sava’s family knew he would need a liver transplant since he was diagnosed with Alpha-1 antitrypsin at just four months old. His family, from Montenegro, chose UPMC Children’s for his care after learning about the center’s experience with living-donor liver transplant.

Read Sava's full story.

Autumn's Story

Autumn was born with biliary atresia, which is when the bile ducts don’t form completely or at all, leading to severe liver damage. Her only hope was to receive a liver transplant – her father, Mike, served as her living donor. Watch the video to learn more about Autumn's story.

Contact Us

Fill out the form below to learn more about a liver transplant for your child.

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Interested In Becoming a Living Donor?

Many people have received the gift of life through living donation at UPMC. To join the conversation about living donor transplant, follow us on Facebook.

Learn more about becoming a living donor or register below.

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UPMC Living Donor Champion Program

Asking someone to be your child’s living donor can be an overwhelming challenge. We offer one-on-one support and resources for patients who are searching for a living donor through the UPMC Living Donor Champion Program.

The UPMC Living Donor Champion Program is designed to help you:

  • Learn more about who can become your child’s living donor.
  • Speak to your family and friends about living donation and your child’s need to find a donor.
  • Identify resources and strategies for finding a suitable living donor.

Learn More About This Program

Resources for Your Family

UPMC is here to help you, your child, and your family with resources to learn more about the liver transplant process.

  • Visit our website for more information about parent support groups, accommodations, and financial assistance. We also have available resources and assistance for living donors and recipients who are traveling to Pittsburgh for care.
  • Our summer camping experience, Camp Chihopi, provides an outdoor experience with other children who have had an organ transplant.

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