Medical Mondays — Watch the Living-Donor Liver Transplant Video
This week’s Medical Monday re-shares Jerry’s story. Jerry was one of more than 15,000 Americans on the waiting list for a liver transplant. Since only about 5,000 deceased-donor livers are available, Jerry’s daughter volunteered to be his living-donor. A living-donor liver transplant allows a surgeon to transplant a portion of a healthy liver from a living person into a recipient.
Visit HealthBeat to watch our full Medical Mondays feature on living-donor liver transplant. Learn more about UPMC Transplant Services.