The need for transplant organs continues to grow. Learn why living donor liver transplant is an option for some patients.

As the disparity between organs available for transplant and the number of potential recipients in need increases, the transplant waiting list grows rapidly. Living-donor transplant provides a way for patients to overcome the limitations of the waiting list, with improved outcomes compared with deceased-donor transplants. UPMC Transplant Services has some of the largest experience in the country performing living-donor transplantation.

This segment will cover:

  • What is living-donor transplantation?
  • Who can be a living donor?
  • What are the advantages for a transplant recipient?