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Livers for transplantation come from either a deceased or living donor. Most donated livers in the United States come from deceased donors, often victims of severe, accident-related head injury that results in brain death. Brain death is an irreversible condition that occurs when the brain dies due to trauma and loss of blood flow to the brain. These individuals may have arranged in advance to be an organ donor, or their family grants permission for organ donation when doctors indicate that their loved one has suffered brain death.

Resources

The following is a list of useful websites where you can find more information about liver disease, living donation, and organ transplantation:

American Transplant Foundation

Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA)

Donate Life America

HelpHopeLive

National Foundation for Transplants (NFT)

National Institutes of Health

National Living Donor Assistance Center

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

UNOS Transplant Living

US Department of Health and Human Services

In addition, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has a toll-free patient services hotline. Call 1-888-894-6361 to:

  • Discuss your questions and concerns.
  • Find a hospital that does living donor liver transplants in your area.
  • Learn more about donation and transplantation policies and data.

Actor and Musician Charles Esten advocates for ALF and for all those living with Liver Disease

Talented actor and musician Charles Esten played Deacon Claybourne, a liver cancer survivor and living donor recipient on the hit show Nashville ...

Your Liver & Organ Donation: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Su Hìgado y Donación de Órganos: Lo Que Todos Necesitan Saber Date Recorded May 10, 2019 Program This webinar is completely in Spanish and presented by ALF Greater New York Division Executive Director, Veronica Perez and Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia of Broward Health. This includes stories shared by a living donor ...

March 2019 ALF UPMC Living Donor Transplant Webinar

Date Recorded March 20, 2019 Program If you've ever had questions about Living Donor Liver Transplants, we encourage you to watch the video presentation of our March 2019 Webinar with UPMC, a leading institution for the procedure. This American Liver Foundation webinar aired March 20th, 2019 featuring Dr. Abhinav Humar, ...

Living Liver Donation Presented by AnnMarie Liapakis, MD; Yale New Haven Transplantation Center

Program Dr. AnnMarie Liapakis, Transplant Hepatologist provides an overview about end-stage liver disease, liver transplantation, and living liver donation. Her discussion will answer questions about the donation and transplantation process, what to expect with the surgery and recovery, and long-term outlook for donors and recipients. Who Should Watch This webinar ...

“Absolutely Worth It”: Liver Transplant Saves Daughter’s Life

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Julie D - Faces of Liver Disease

Julie D.

Altruistic Living Donor
Penny L. - Faces of Liver Disease

Penelope L.

Biliary Atresia
John H - Faces of Liver Disease

John H.

Biliary Atresia
Georgina F. - Faces of Liver Disease

Georgina F.

Hepatitis C/Cirrhosis
Kim C. - Faces of Liver Disease

Kim C.

End Stage Liver Disease
Robert F. - Faces of Liver Disease

Robert F.

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency/ Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Amanda W. - Faces of Liver Disease

Amanda W.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
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Amy C.

Primary Biliary Cholangitis


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