Life After Pediatric Liver Transplant

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh understands that successful recovery and care after liver transplantation extends well beyond the hospital stay. Below we've compiled information to help parents and caregivers understand the medical and emotional needs of your child or teen once he or she returns home after a liver transplant.

Compliance: The Key is We!

Compliance to a medication regimen is crucial to maintaining good health after a liver transplant. Learn about what constitutes noncompliance, the consequences of noncompliance, the reasons patients are noncompliant, and how to increase compliance.

Improving Life After Liver Transplantation

Learn about how advances in organ preservation, surgical technique, immunosuppression, and post-operative care have all contributed to better survival rates among young liver transplant patients and a much better quality of life after transplantation.

Physical Therapy After Liver Transplant

Physical therapy after major surgery like a liver transplant helps children build strength, endurance, and flexibility. Learn more about what physical therapy is, why liver transplant patients need it, and what your child will do during physical therapy.

Receiving Vaccinations After Liver Transplantation

Learn about which vaccines are safe for liver transplant recipients to receive, which ones should be avoided, and when they should be given.