Benefits of receiving a liver from a living donor
There are many advantages to receiving a section of liver from a living donor, including:
- Shorter transplant wait: You may receive a liver transplant from a living donor in as little as 2 months.
- Higher success rates: Our doctors can perform your transplant sooner, before your health significantly deteriorates. The stronger you are at the time of surgery, the better your chance of a successful transplant and fast recovery.
- Reduced risk of rejection: You are less likely to reject a liver from a living relative who shares your genetic makeup.
- Healthier donor liver: Extensive medical testing of the donor ensures that the liver is in top shape. Because the donated liver section is only briefly outside a body, there is minimal risk for tissue damage.