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Living-Donor Liver Transplant:
A Life-Saving Option

If your child is on the liver transplant waiting list, a living-donor liver transplant could save his or her life. Living donor transplants offer hope to to children in need by reducing time spent on the transplant waiting list and offering a second chance at life.

During a living-donor liver transplant, a healthy adult can donate a portion of their liver to a child with end-stage liver disease. Following the transplant, the donor's liver will regenerate, or grow back, in a few months.

Benefits of a Living-Donor Liver Transplant include:

  • Reduced wait time on the transplant waiting list
  • A child can receive the transplant before his or her liver disease has progressed to a severe stage
  • As a donor, you have the benefit of knowing that you have contributed to a young child’s life in a very meaningful way
  • With a living-donor liver transplant, you can donate a portion of your liver, and it will regenerate, or grow back, in months.

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To meet some of the children on the liver transplant waiting list and learn how you can help, please visit UPMC.com/BeADonor.