The Institutes are well known for several organ transplantation procedures such as liver transplants, kidney transplants, corneal transplants, heart transplants, intestinal and GI transplants, pancreatic transplants and pediatric transplants.
What is liver transplantation?
Liver transplantation is surgery to remove a diseased or injured liver and replace it with a healthy one from another person, called a donor. Many people have had liver transplants and now lead normal lives.
What does my liver do?
Your liver helps fight infections and cleans your blood. It also helps digest food and stores a form of sugar your body uses for energy. The liver is the largest organ in your body.