Advanced Technology

Split-liver Transplatation

During a split-liver transplant, a deceased donor liver is cut into two parts. The bigger part is given to an adult or large child, while the smaller part is transplanted into a small child or infant.

  • Since 1997, approximately 52 percent of all pediatric liver transplants at Children's have been partial transplants, such as split-liver donors or living donors.

Living Donor Transplantation

During a living donor transplant, a lobe or part of the liver is taken from a living donor to replace the diseased liver of the child.

  • Overall, Children's Liver Transplant team has transplanted more than 20 patients with a living donor.