Liver Transplantation

AWARENESS


What is a LIVER TRANSPLANT?

Liver transplant is a replacement of the diseased liver in a patient with end stage liver failure with a healthy organ. Living donor liver transplantation is a safe option with high success rates and is absolutely safe for donors.


WHEN IS A LIVER TRANSPLANT NEEDED

A liver transplant is considered when the liver no longer functions adequately (liver failure).
Liver failure can happen suddenly (acute liver failure) as a result of infection or complications from certain medications, for example Liver failure can also be the end result of a long-term problem.


THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MAY RESULT IN CHRONIC LIVER FAILURE

• Chronic hepatitis with cirrhosis
• Primary biliary cirrhosis (a rare condition where the immune system inappropriately attacks and destroys the bile ducts)
• Biliary atresia (a rare disease of the liver that affects newborns)


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