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
If you have PBC, the idea that someday you might need a liver transplant isn’t easy to think about. I know I didn’t want to consider it, when I was diagnosed in 1992.
But I wish I’d been more prepared for the challenges that arose in 2005, when I learned that I needed a new liver. I hope that sharing my story, today, will help you if and when a transplant becomes necessary.
Source: Living Donor Liver Transplant Provides New Lease on Life – American Liver Foundation
A bill to expand organ donor registration in Kentucky has successfully made it through the state House of Representatives and now awaits Gov. Matt Bevin’s signature. It is expected to take effect next year.
The legislation, backed by Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life, was approved by the House on Tuesday after being passed by the Senate earlier this month.
Senate Bill 77 will make it possible to register for organ donation through the Kentucky Online Gateway, a single sign-on system for accessing various government programs. The public also can continue to use old methods, such as signing up when getting a driver’s license or by going online to donatelifeky.org.
Source: Organ donation bill passes in Frankfort, heads to governor’s desk – Insider Louisville
Organ, eye and tissue donation gives people a second chance at life.
One American dies nearly every hour waiting for a transplant – yet a single organ donor can save as many as eight lives.
Register Now – Donate Life America
Registration at this link: Enter your information to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor.