Living-Donor Liver Transplants

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.

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

Call 833-683-3555 for more information. 

UPMC Concierge Program

We understand that traveling to Pittsburgh for a living-donor liver transplant may seem a bit overwhelming. The UPMC Care Connect Concierge Program is committed to providing support to you and your family before, during, and after your living donor transplant.

In addition to being your main point of contact through the transplant process, your personal concierge will provide:

  • Travel and hotel accommodations
  • Transportation to and from the airport and UPMC Montefiore
  • A personal escort to appointments within UPMC Montefiore

To learn more about the Care Concierge Program, please visit our website.

Why Choose UPMC’s Liver Transplant Program

Located in Pittsburgh, Pa., the UPMC Liver Transplant Program is part of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and is one of the oldest and largest in the United States allowing us to treat some of the most complex cases. When it comes to living-donor liver transplants, we are one of the top and most experienced programs in the country.

At UPMC, 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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