Liver Transplant is a rare option, and many people die while on the transplant list. While most HCV+ liver transplants are from cadavers, we present some information below about living donor transplants as well.
Also take a look at information for organ donors here.
After a liver transplant, HCV+ recipients still will have HCV, and will need to go through a difficult treatment which can take over a year. Otherwise the new liver will soon get infected.
Mike MacDonald talks Family and Hepatitis C. Straight talk about what it’s like.
A doctor from India contracted HCV through a needle-stick injury. She received a liver transplant, but it failed. She received a second one and it was successful, giving her the gift of many more years with her family.
Listen to Dr. Robert. Brown explain how living donor transplants can be given to HCV patients before they are ill enough to be considered for a whole-liver transplant.