Is My Child A Candidate for Living-Donor Liver Transplant?

Living-donor liver transplant can be life saving for many children. The testing process for being a living-donor liver transplant is the same as that for deceased donor liver transplant.

Once your child becomes a candidate for a liver transplant, you can talk to your doctor about a living-donor transplant. Your child will remain on the United Organ Sharing (UNOS) waiting list for a liver while you seek out a living-donor.

Although not all children are candidates for living-donor liver transplantation because of their underlying condition, emerging information is suggesting that living donor transplant can be a good option.

To explore if living-donor liver transplant is right for your child, please contact the transplant team at the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC by phone at 412-692-6110 or send an email to