Digestive Topics : Liver Transplantation
Liver transplantation is an operation that is done when a person’s liver is no longer functioning to the point where it is life threatening. The liver is surgically removed and replaced with either a whole liver or part of a liver from another person. The person who has received the liver will need to take medication to prevent their body from rejecting the new liver.
To learn more about liver failure and liver transplants in children, download the GIKids Fact Sheet on Liver Transplantation.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: This information from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.