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Living-Donor Liver Transplant

Picture of living-donor liver transplant

For a living-donor liver transplant, a healthy person donates a portion of his or her liver to the transplant recipient. The recipient's liver is removed and replaced with this part of the donor's liver. The recipient's and donor's surgeries are carried out at the same time in different operating rooms.

Both the portion of the liver remaining in the donor and the portion donated will grow back to normal size.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Last Revised January 3, 2012

Last Revised: January 3, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine

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