Liver Transplant

Patients come from across the country to receive a liver transplant at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee. 

A liver transplant is recommended for individuals who have serious liver dysfunction and will not be able to live without having the liver replaced. Our surgeons perform life-saving liver transplants for patients with the following diseases:

  • Cirrhosis
  • Acute hepatic necrosis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Metabolic disease
  • Liver cancers
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Liver damage from overdose of medications toxic to the liver

Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute is proud to offer another option for patients needing a liver transplant. Due to the shortage of available organs, a living donor liver transplant may allow eligible patients an opportunity to be transplanted sooner.   

What is Living Donor Liver Transplantation?

The liver is a remarkable organ due to its unique ability to regenerate.  The recipient’s entire liver is removed and replaced by a portion of the donor’s healthy liver.  Overtime, both the donor’s liver and the recipient’s liver will grow to become fully-formed organs.  Friends, family members, or in some cases, an anonymous donor can give a portion of their healthy liver.


Benefits of Living Donor Liver Transplantation Include:

  • Reduced wait time for transplantation
  • Operations can be scheduled at a convenient time for both the donor and the recipient
  • A living donor organ generally lasts longer than one from a deceased donor
  • Allows transplantation to be scheduled before the onset of serious illness that may occur while waiting for an organ
  • The recipient’s body is less likely to reject the organ

Donor Requirements

General requirements Include

  • Blood type compatibility
  • Insurance coverage
  • Age 18-60
  • BMI less than 35
  • Donor's past medical history will be taken into consideration

To learn more about living liver donation or to speak with our living donor coordinator, please call 901.516.9183.

Contact Us

901-516-9183 or 866-805-7710

Transplant Locations

UT Methodist Physicians Transplant
UT Methodist Physicians Transplant

1265 Union Avenue, Sherard Wing, 1st Floor
Memphis, TN 38104


Methodist University Hospital
Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104