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UPMC Living-Donor Liver Transplant Program

Experts in Living-Donor Liver Transplant

You don't have to wait for a deceased-donor liver transplant. Living-donor liver transplant allows you to get your transplant sooner — before you become sicker. Trust the experts at UPMC who have performed more living-donor liver transplants than any other program in the country.

During a living-donor liver transplant, a healthy adult can donate a portion of their liver to someone with end-stage liver disease. Following the transplant, the donor's liver will regenerate, or grow back, in a few months.

Call 833-683-3555 for more information.

For information about pediatric liver transplant, visit our website.

At UPMC, we believe that living donation is a first-line option for patients on the waiting list. Living-donor liver transplants help to reduce time spent on the transplant waiting list so you can get back to enjoying life with your family and loved ones. We discuss transplant options with every patient referred to our program – our team can provide a second opinion if you’re looking for additional options or have been turned down by another center.

Learn more about the benefits and risks of living-liver donation.

Schedule an Appointment or Receive a Second Opinion with a UPMC Expert

To learn more about receiving a liver transplant, fill out the form below or call 833-683-3555.

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Why Choose UPMC's Liver Transplant Program

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, the UPMC Liver Transplant Program is one of the oldest and largest liver transplant programs in the United States. That allows us to treat some of the most complex cases while maintaining outcomes on par with national benchmarks.

As transplant pioneers, UPMC leads the nation in both adult and pediatric living-donor liver transplants. We also have the necessary experience to offer living-donor liver transplant as a treatment option for patients with low MELD scores, liver cancer, and other complex conditions.

We believe in the lifesaving power of living donation. We discuss it with every patient being evaluated for a liver transplant, even if you have been deemed high-risk and have been turned down for a transplant at another center.

Call 833-683-3555 for more information.

For information about pediatric liver transplant, visit our website.

Liver Transplant Care Close to Home

We understand that traveling for care can be challenging, which is why we offer liver transplant evaluation clinics throughout Pennsylvania at:

  • UPMC Hamot in northwestern Pa.
  • UPMC Harrisburg and UPMC Memorial in central Pa.
  • UPMC Williamsport in north central Pa.

You can receive many of your pre-liver transplant services at our evaluation clinics, including blood tests, diagnostic tests, and more. Visit our website for a complete list of clinics and available services.

UPMC Living Donor Champion Program

At UPMC, we understand that asking someone to be your living donor can be an overwhelming challenge. We provide one-on-one support and resources for patients who are working to find a living donor.

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

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

Learn more about this program.

For Physicians

We pursue a collaborative approach with referring physicians.

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Interested In Being 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 donor or register below.

Register to become a living donor.

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