Types of Liver Transplantation

Deceased donor liver transplantation (also known as cadaver liver transplantation) involves transplanting a healthy liver from a person who has died in the ICU owing to irreversible brain injury. The cause of death is usually head injury sustained in a road traffic accident or a fall from height.

Living donor liver transplantation is the most common form of liver transplantation in the country and the East. A fit and healthy close relative who is voluntarily willing to donate a part of their liver is chosen for this procedure.

Advantages of Living Donor Liver Transplantation

  • The transplanted organ immediately works and regrows to the adequate size in a few months
  • Reduced waiting time and eliminates the uncertainty of waiting for a cadaveric liver graft. The patient can be transplanted at the earliest as per their health condition.
  • Faster recovery of patients, given that they are better prepared. The quality of the liver graft is also better than a cadaveric liver graft which is recovered from a dying patient.