Choosing a living liver donor transplant requires the donor and recipient to undergo a series of screenings, appointments, treatments, and procedures. At Penn Medicine, our highly trained transplant physicians, nurses, counselors and surgeons work with patients and their families during this process.
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.
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.
It's important to understand the surgery and recovery process for a living liver donor transplant. Read about your options here and associated costs and coverage.
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 liver donor transplant.
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