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Liver Transplantation carried out with success rate
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Patient after successful Liver Transplantation.

What is Living Liver Donation?

Living Liver Donation takes place when a living person donates an organ (or part of an organ) for transplantation to another person. The living donor can be a family member, such as a parent, child, brother or sister (living related donation).


Should a donor stop drinking alcohol?

It is best that live liver donors stop drinking. If they have a history of alcohol use, it is very important that to notify the team.


Should a donor stop smoking before any surgery?

We strongly advise that donors stop smoking, even if they are a light smoker. Heavy smokers may be excluded from donation due to their increased risks.


How long will the surgery take?

The donor surgery usually begins early in the morning and may last between 6 to 9 hours. The recipient's surgery usually begins an hour after the start of donor surgery. The recipient's surgery may take up to 10-12 hours.

Welcome to Centre for Liver Diseases

The Liver, the largest organ in your body, is located on your right side behind your rib cage. It has many functions including processing proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and breaking down toxic substances such as drugs and alcohol. The liver makes the chemical components that help your blood clot. If the liver fails, you lose the ability to clot blood and process nutrients needed for life.
The liver also excretes a yellow digestive juice called bile, which may accumulate if your liver is not functioning properly. Your eyes may become "jaundiced" or yellow or your skin may itch from the accumulated bile. Some medications help treat the symptoms of liver failure, but there are no drugs that "cure" liver failure. If your liver begins to fail, you may be eligible for a liver transplant that could involve a relatively new procedure called a "living donor" transplant.

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  • Hospitals: BLK, Fortis, Medanta and Aster Kochi.
  • Telephone: +91 9868600004

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Our Mission

This site is dedicated to bringing expert advice and the latest in medical advances to the doorstep of those who wish to protect their liver, those suffering from liver disease (hepatitis or liver cancer), unfortunate few who are dying from liver cirrhosis or acute liver failure and those who have been given a fresh lease of life by a Liver transplant.