Who Can Donate a Liver?

At UPMC, we honor those who choose to donate a portion of their liver to enhance the life of a person with liver disease.

Living donors can include:

  • Family members
  • Spouses
  • Friends
  • Neighbors
  • Co-workers

Living-Donor Liver Surgery Eligibility

Potential living liver donors should:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 55
  • Be in good general health and have no history of:
    • Liver disease, including cirrhosis and hepatitis B or C
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • HIV
    • Cancers or other diseases that could complicate the surgery

​Become a Liver Donor

If you'd like more information about becoming a liver donor, call toll-free 1-877-640-6746 or contact a UPMC living-donor liver transplant nurse coordinator at:

  • 412-647-5647   
  • 412-647-5489  
  • 412-647-5512
 

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