A living-donor liver transplantation, or transplant, is when a live person donates a part of his or her healthy liver. The donated part then grows to full size in the person who receives it (the recipient). After the transplant, the donor’s liver also grows back to full size over a very short period of time, usually days or weeks. Sometimes, however, it can take up to several months.
Check out the Living Donor Liver Transplantation guide to learn about the frequency asked questions regarding living donor liver transplants.