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Webinar: Living Donor Liver Transplantation – American Liver Foundation

Living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a life-saving procedure for patients on the transplant waiting list. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the complex conditions that may lead to the need for a liver transplant. The American Liver Foundation has teamed up with UPMC- pioneers and leading experts in organ transplantation- to provide an overview of the procedure, including risks and benefits for donor and recipient.

Source: Webinar: Living Donor Liver Transplantation – American Liver Foundation

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April is National Donate Life Month – Donate Life America

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

Source: April is National Donate Life Month – Donate Life America

Living Donation

While KODA only works with deceased donors, living donation is a program we love and promote as well.

Living donation is completely voluntary. Being a registered organ donor does not mean you will be called to give an organ while living.

To start the process of becoming a living donor, you must contact the transplant center of the patient you’re donating to. After that, the process involves rigorous health testing and matching.

There are two transplant hospitals in the state of Kentucky that have a living donation program: Jewish Hospital in Louisville and University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. The two most commonly used organs for living donation are the kidney and liver. You only need one kidney in order to live and the liver regenerates (grows back) which makes this type of donation possible.