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Living-Donor Liver Transplants

Don’t Wait for a Life-Saving Liver Transplant

If you, or someone you love, has been diagnosed with liver disease and is waiting for a life-saving liver transplant, the wait may take years. However, by identifying a suitable living donor, you can stop waiting and get out of line now.

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.

At UPMC, located in Pittsburgh, Pa., we believe that living donation is a first line option for patients on the liver transplant waiting list. Living-donor liver transplants help to reduce time spent on the transplant waiting list and allow you to receive a transplant sooner – getting you back to enjoying life with your family and loved ones.

Call 833-683-3555 for more information.

UPMC Living Donor Champion Program

At UPMC, we understand that asking someone to be your living donor can be an overwhelming challenge. We provide 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

To learn more about the UPMC Living Donor Champion Program, please visit UPMC.com/LivingDonorChampion.

Why Choose UPMC’s Liver Transplant Program

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pa., the UPMC Liver Transplant Program is one of the oldest and largest in the United States allowing us to treat some of the most complex cases. As transplant pioneers, UPMC leads the nation in living-donor liver transplants.

We believe in the life-saving power of living donation so 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.

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