Living donor liver transplantation offers an alternative when time matters. Cleveland Clinic's Living liver donor program is the only one in Ohio performing both adult and pediatric living-donor liver transplants.
Cleveland Clinic Performs its First Laparoscopic Living Donor Surgery for Liver Transplants
Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed the Midwest’s first purely laparoscopic living donor surgery for liver transplantation in an adult recipient. The advanced procedure is available at only a few hospitals worldwide, and Cleveland Clinic is the second U.S. academic medical center to offer this approach for living donor liver transplantation.
Risks of Living Donor Donation
Donna Ferchill, RN, BSN, liver transplant clinical nurse, explains the possible risks involved from a living liver donor transplant.
Considerations Before Donating
Annette Humberson, LISW-S, transplant social worker at the Cleveland Clinic, talks about what to consider before becoming a living liver donor.
Christiano Quintini, MD, liver transplant Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, explains the decision to become a living liver donor begins with an evaluation to make sure that your liver is normal and large enough.
Living Donor Procedure
Federico Aucejo, MD, liver transplant surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, discusses what to expect as a living liver donor.
Living Liver Donor Evaluation
Donna Ferchill, RN, BSN, liver transplant clinical nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, explains the evaluation phases of becoming a living liver donor.