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Online Town Halls to Focus on Living-Donor Liver Transplant

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4/25/2019

WHAT: The UPMC Liver Transplant Program will host an online Living-Donor Liver Transplant Town Hall to help educate patients with liver disease about living donation and how to find a living donor using the UPMC Living Donor Champion Program

 

WHY: If you have been diagnosed with liver disease, a liver transplant may be a future treatment option for you. With more than 14,000 people on the waiting list, identifying a suitable living donor can help you receive a transplant sooner – getting you back to enjoying life with your family and loved ones.

 

WHO: This event is open to patients with liver disease, patients on the liver transplant waiting list, employers who offer health insurance coverage to their employees, and the family members, friends and caregivers of those waiting for a transplant. 

 

WHEN:

 
Part One – Living-Donor Liver Transplant at UPMC 
Featuring: Abhi Humar, M.D., chief of transplant at UPMC
6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 

 
Part Two – The UPMC Living Donor Champion Program: A Journey You Don’t Make Alone 
Featuring: Swaytha Ganesh, M.D., medical director of the UPMC Living Donor Program
6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23

 

To join, visit www.upmc.com/livingdonationtownhall a few minutes prior to each event.

 

For more information about the UPMC Living-Donor Liver Transplant Town Hall, call Donya McCoy at 412-389-7606.