Elaine received a liver transplant on July 3, 2003 at the Penn Transplant Institute . At the 2013 Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, she credits her donor, her upbeat attitude and the Penn transplant team with saving her life.
Living Liver Patient Stories
At the 2013 Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, Michelle talks about learning that she needed a liver transplant for a rare autoimmune disease at a routine doctor visit. She received a living liver transplant at the Penn Transplant Institute.
Meredith and Elaine
After Elaine was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, her physicians determined that she needed a liver transplant. Rather than wait for a liver to become available, her daughter, Meredith, donated a portion of her own liver to Elaine.