- LIVER DISEASES
- ALL ABOUT LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
- ADULT LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
- PEDIATRIC LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
- INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS
WHOLE LIVER TRANSPLANT
The whole liver of a donor, (usually a child donor,) is used to replace the whole liver of the recipient. Children have to wait a long time for a size-matched organ. Since the late 1980’s, several new options have become available because of improved surgical techniques: reduced size liver transplant, split liver transplant and living-related liver transplantation. These options have shortened waiting times for the smallest recipients.