hg6686体育旧金山分校 Medical Center, most transplanted organs come from deceased donors. However, we perform an increasing number of 肝移植 using portions of livers donated by a living relative or friend.

Living donor 肝移植 are possible because the liver has the unique ability to regenerate itself. 的过程, the surgical team removes the diseased liver from the recipient, then transplants a portion of the donor's liver in its place. The donor's remaining portion of liver quickly grows back to its original size, 八周内或更早.

Having a living donor not only reduces the waiting time until transplant, it improves the chance for transplant success. 病人 who receive transplants from living donors can better prepare for their surgery, knowing well in advance when the transplant will take place. 也, the liver itself is "fresher" because the donor and recipient are in nearby operating rooms and the donated liver portion is transported within minutes.