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At the Penn Transplant Institute, our transplant team guides living liver donors and recipients through every step of the treatment and liver transplant process.

Choosing to be a living donor for a liver transplant recipient requires a series of screenings, testing, and possible treatments or procedures. The process is detailed below or, if you are ready to begin, start by completing our secure online registration. At Penn Medicine, our highly trained transplant physicians, nurses, counselors and surgeons work with patients and their families during this process.

  • Choosing to Donate a Liver

    If you are considering becoming a living liver donor, you should understand the process and the specific qualifications you need to meet. There are also risks and benefits to consider when donating an organ.

  • Receiving a Liver from a Living Donor

    Penn Medicine uses the MELD scoring system to prioritize liver transplant cases. However, other considerations are taken into account such as severe symptoms that are affecting quality of life and other factors not reflected in the MELD score.

  • Living Donor Liver Transplant Surgery and Recovery

    Get details about living donor liver transplant surgery and recovery. Read about the process and get information about liver donor costs and coverage.

  • Choosing Penn for Living Donor Liver Transplant

    Penn Medicine is widely known for its exceptional patient outcomes, innovative treatment programs, and advanced clinical research. Read why Penn is your choice for a living donor liver transplant.

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