Liver transplantation is a surgical procedure to replace the liver in a patient who has end-stage (serious) liver disease or liver failure with some or all of a healthy liver from another person. In adults, the most common conditions that may lead to liver transplantation include hepatitis C, hepatitis B, alcoholic liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis, and fatty liver disease; among children, those conditions include cholestatic disease and certain metabolic disorders. Liver transplantation dates back to the 1960s and is a complex and lengthy surgical process involving several surgeons and anesthesiologists, and it requires a donor of similar size and blood type as the recipient.
Why Choose UAB for Transplant
Jan Duke is on a mission to help inspire other transplant patients, following her own life saving liver transplant at UAB.
Jan Duke got the call of a lifetime when word came that the liver needed to save her life was available. A few hours later, a dedicated team of transplant experts at UAB Hospital began the successful surgery to save Duke's life. Watch her story and hear from the man who led the transplant team, Dr. Derek Dubay.
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