A living donor liver transplant is a surgical operation in which a part of a healthy living person’s liver is taken and transplanted into someone whose liver is failing.
Within a few months of the surgery, the donor’s remaining liver regrows and returns to its normal size, volume and capacity. Simultaneously, the transplanted liver grows and returns the recipient’s liver function to normal. Living donor liver transplantation can cure liver failure.
Dr Thiagarajan Srinivasan, Senior Consultant & Director of the Institute of Liver Diseases, Transplant & HPB Surgery, talks about living donor liver transplantation, who needs this transplant and why it is effective for liver failure patients.