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Liver transplants are performed to replace diseased livers with healthy ones. Transplantation of the whole liver is not always necessary, depending on liver transplant indications. There are some instances where only a section of the liver is needed for pediatric transplant patients. Because of this, family members who are genetically compatible can donate part of their livers (living donor transplantation or live donor transplantation). Otherwise, the majority of livers come from unrelated deceased organ donors.
According to The United Network for Organ Sharing, in 2012, 6,256 liver transplants (of which 525 were pediatric liver transplants) and 26 multi-organ liver-intestine transplants (of which 44 were pediatric) were performed in the United States. The waiting list is long, however. As of May 31, 2013, 15,758 people (including 477 children) were waiting for a liver transplant.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.