Deciding to donate a portion of one’s liver is a decision to undertake carefully, discussing the procedure and its risks with family, a personal physician and with the transplant medical and surgical team.
Live donor candidates should be in good physical and mental health and free of diseases that would exclude them from donation, including diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and organ diseases.
Live donors may have a recipient in mind or may choose to donate as a good Samaritan to someone they don’t know.
In order to be considered as a potential live liver donor, you must:
- Be willing to donate without any pressure from a family member, friend or someone you know.
- Be healthy and free from any major physical or mental illness.
- Be between the ages of 18 and 55 and if a woman, not be pregnant.
- Be willing to donate without being compensated in any way for your donation.
To be considered for live liver donation, fill out the form below. Please answer all questions truthfully and accurately. All information you share with our transplant team is strictly confidential.
Our live donor liver transplant coordinator will contact you after reviewing your information if you are eligible to proceed with the evaluation.
We are committed to our donor patients’ health, as well as the health of the liver recipient. Please contact us with questions or concerns about donation.
More Information About Live Liver Donation
Comprehensive information about living donation is available through the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Travel assistance for donors may be available through the National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC).
Liver Donor Evaluation Form
In order to be considered as a live liver donor you must submit the electronic form. All information is confidential.
Transplant and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Transplant patients may be at a higher risk of severe COVID-19, and we have seen worse outcomes if they do get it. Due to the increased risk, we recommend transplant patients get the vaccine.