Living Donor Transplant PDF Print E-mail

I have been doing living donor liver transplants in adults and children since 1989.   Since I was part of the first team in the US to do living donor transplants for liver patients I have the experience to offer that as an option.   Depending on the patient and donor size I can do a left lateral segment or full right to give the recipient enough liver tissue for a successful transplant.  The donor's liver grows back to full size in 6 to 12 weeks.  Only certain recipients will meet criteria for a living donor transplant.