Living-donor liver transplants would not be possible without those who choose to donate a portion of their liver to enhance the life of a person with liver disease. This is possible because of the liver’s unique ability to regenerate, or regrow, after donation.
A healthy donor must:
To become a living-liver donor, you must have a compatible blood type.
A potential donor must pass the following exams/screenings:
To become a living donor, you do not have to be related to the recipient. The liver will regrow back to the original size in about three months post-donation. The Living Donor Transplant team understands that every transplant is different, and they will be there with you every step of the way.