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