Experts aren’t sure, but it could affect more than 1 in 10 people who get a transplant. For them, diabetes is especially risky. It makes organ rejection and dangerous infections more likely. But it can be treated.
Can you get a liver transplant at UPMC?
When you have end stage liver disease, and no longer see results with medical therapy, you may be eligible for a liver transplant at UPMC. At the UPMC Liver Transplant Program, we consider each person referred to our program – even if other centers have said that you are not a candidate.
Can you get a kidney transplant if you have cancer?
Certain conditions can prevent you from receiving a kidney transplant, including if you: Have or recently had cancer May live only a few more years because of an illness Have infection that can’t be treated or keeps coming back
Can you donate liver after a transplant?
You can donate a portion of your liver for a transplant. After your donation, your liver cells will regenerate and the organ will grow back to close to its original size, both for you and the recipient. To be a living donor, you must meet the following requirements: donation is completely voluntary.
What do you need to know about liver transplant?
After your donation, your liver cells will regenerate and the organ will grow back to close to its original size, both for you and the recipient. To be a living donor, you must meet the following requirements: For many people, liver transplant is a necessary, lifesaving procedure.
What is the UPMC liver transplant program?
At the UPMC Liver Transplant Program, we consider each person referred to our program – even if other centers have said that you are not a candidate. We’re committed to providing liver transplant services to anyone who will benefit, including those who are high-risk. A candidate for liver transplant may suffer from any of these liver conditions:
Should I have a partial liver transplant?
If you’re at an earlier stage of liver failure, you may want to look into living-donor liver transplant. This surgery is a partial liver transplant, so you must have it before your liver disease is severe enough to require a full organ transplant.
Can a living donor get a liver transplant?
By identifying a living donor, patients with end-stage liver disease can receive a life-saving transplant much sooner than if they waited for a deceased-donor liver to become available. This saves the life of not only the recipient of the living-donor liver transplant, but a second candidate waiting on the liver transplant waiting list.
Can liver transplant cure HCC?
Liver transplants often cure people with early-stage HCC. Occasionally, liver transplantation is an option for other types of liver tumors. The experts at the UPMC Liver Cancer Center will help decide on the best treatment option for you. The UPMC Liver Transplantation Program of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute: