Facts About Liver Transplants
For someone with a diseased liver, transplant surgery is often the last hope for survival. However, having such a major surgery, especially when the person is already sick, can be dangerous, and not every liver recipient survives. About 1 out of 10 recipients will die within several months of the transplant operation. This is true for both living-donor and deceased-donor transplants.
It's important to be aware of these facts about liver transplants as you think about becoming a liver donor.