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Pediatric Liver Transplant

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been performing liver transplants for children since Thomas E. Starzl initiated Children's pediatric liver transplantation program in 1981. Since then, we've performed more than 1,600 liver transplants to date. Our specialists have helped improve the quality of life for countless children whose lives were affected by metabolic diseases, hepatitis and liver disease.


Montana Sertz, 4, hepatoblastoma
Liver Transplant for Hepatoblastoma
Montana Sertz came to Children's for a new liver. The right combination of cancer experts, chemotherapy and patience helped her succeed.
   
Living-Donor Liver Transplant Survivor
Carleigh Plotts, 4,
biliary atresia
Biliary Artresia and Living-Donor Transplant
For Carleigh Plotts, a living-organ donation from her mother Christine gave her the shot at life she so desperately needed.
   
Haden Thomas
Haden Thomas, 18 months,
biliary atresia
Living Donor Liver Transplant for Biliary Atresia
Lynn Thomas and his 18-month-old son, Haden, made Pittsburgh history in 1997 when Haden received a portion of his father’s liver during the area’s first living-related pediatric liver transplant.
   

Jakob Jasin, 4,
maple syrup urine disease (MSUD)
Liver Transplantation for Maple Syrup Urine Disease
Jakob Jasin became lethargic and dehydrated when he was 6 days old. He was diagnosed with Maple Syrup Urine Disease. Learn how a liver transplant changed his life.
   
Renee Williams
Renee Williams,
alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
Liver Transplantation - A Life-Changing Role
Renee Williams came to Children's when she was only 14 months old. Today, Renee is an aspiring actress who wants people to know that she is a healthy, active young woman who just happened to have a liver transplant.

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Last Update
June 21, 2013
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Last Update
June 21, 2013
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