Pediatric Liver Transplant Patient Stories

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 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.

At first, when Addie was born, she seemed perfectly healthy. But within a few days she started to show signs of liver failure and it eventually became clear that she would need a transplant. Read more about her experience at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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Hayden suffered from biliary atresia and received a living donor liver transplant from a family friend. Read more about his experience at UPMC.
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Carleigh suffered from a failing liver and received a living donor liver transplant from her mother. Read about the success of her procedure and experience at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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Annaka suffered from biliary atresia and received a liver transplant. Read about her procedure and experience at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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Kennedy suffered from AdoHcy deficiency. She received a living-donor liver transplant from a family friend. Read more about her experience at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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Puerto Rico native Naldyshka suffered from Crigler-Najjar syndrome and received a liver transplant from her father. Learn more about her experience at UPMC.
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Mikaela suffered from a failing liver and kidney and received a living donor liver transplant. Read about the success of her procedure and experience at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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Peter received a living-donor liver transplant from his mother, Fox News Correspondent Catherine Herridge. Read more about his experience at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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Jakob suffered from maple syrup urine disease. Read about his liver transplant procedure and experience at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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At just 4 years old, Montana suffered from Hepatoblastoma. Read more about the success of her procedure and experience at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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