When you come to UPMC as a potential liver donor, our team of transplant experts will make sure that organ donation poses the least possible risk to you and the transplant recipient.
Throughout the living-donor liver donation process, you will interact with our liver transplant team of:
We will assign an independent living-donor advocate who will act on your behalf.
Your living-donor advocate will:
If you are approved as a living donor, you will work with the transplant team to schedule a date for your transplant.
Once the surgery is scheduled, you and your recipient will come for an appointment the day before surgery. You and your recipient will meet in the same room, at the same time, along with your family or loved ones.
This appointment will last about one to two hours. The transplant surgeon will:
Instructions will be given about when to stop eating and drinking before surgery.
Once this appointment is over, you will leave and will come back to be admitted early in the morning on the day of surgery.
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