Living Liver Donation - What You Need to Know
If you are considering becoming a living liver donor, you need to learn all you can about the donation process.
Living liver donation occurs when a healthy adult donates part of his or her liver to a person whose liver is no longer functioning properly. The donor’s remaining liver regenerates and returns to its normal size and capacity within a couple of months of the surgery.
Living donation offers another choice for patients on the transplant waiting list. Donors can be related to the recipient or unrelated.
If you decide to be considered for living donation, the living donation team at Cincinnati Children’s will begin a thorough evaluation process. You will need to answer many questions about your health and undergo various tests, including blood tests. We will always keep your medical information confidential. You are free to change your mind about donating part of your liver at any time.