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?