Liver Transplantation

Liver transplantation is a surgical procedure performed to remove a diseased or injured liver from one person and replace it with a whole or a portion of a healthy liver from another person, called the donor.

Since the liver is the only organ in the body able to regenerate, or grow back, a transplanted segment of a liver can grow to normal size within a few months. Often, transplanted livers are from people who were registered donors who passed away. Since the liver has such regenerative ability, however, it is possible for a living person to donate a portion of his or her liver to someone in need of a transplant.

To learn more about Liver Transplantation, click here.

To learn more about living donor liver transplantation, please visit our new Living Donor Liver Transplantation Information Center.

Last updated on March 20th, 2023 at 11:05 am

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