The UMass Memorial Transplant Program provides expert care for patients experiencing liver failure through its multidisciplinary team of liver transplant specialists, including hepatocellular cancer.
Liver transplant is considered major surgery, and today's success rates range from 85 to 90 percent. The procedure is offered for many forms of advanced liver disease.
Deceased donor liver transplants
The procedure involves removal of the diseased liver and replacement with a new, whole or partial liver. In most instances, the liver is transplanted from a deceased donor in a procedure known as deceased donor liver transplantation.
Living donor liver transplants
In other cases, family members or very close friends can donate a portion of their liver in a procedure called living donor transplant. The liver has the unique ability to regenerate to nearly its original size following transplant surgery. The program offers the most advanced comprehensive care and the ability for patients to be transplanted in a timely manner.
Could you be a donor? Call us at 508-334-2023 to find out.