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Liver Transplant

Read about the people whose lives were changed by liver transplant surgery at Duke.

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Hepatitis B-Positive Liver Transplant Saves Charleston Man with End-Stage Liver Disease
Hepatitis B-Positive Liver Transplant Saves Charleston Man with End-Stage Liver Disease

John White endured countless hospital visits, falls, disorientation, and pain before he was diagnosed with a host of conditions including nonalcoholic steatohe ...

Hepatitis B-Positive Liver Donations Offer New Transplant Option
Hepatitis B-Positive Liver Donations Offer New Transplant Option

People who have end-stage liver disease and are waiting for a transplant have a new life-saving option: receiving a liver from a hepatitis B-positive donor. Th ...

Becoming a Living Donor
Becoming a Living Donor

If you are considering becoming a living kidney, liver, or lung donor at Duke, the following information should answer some of your questions.

Mom’s Selfless Liver Donation Saves Her Baby from a Serious Disease
Mom’s Selfless Liver Donation Saves Her Baby from a Serious Disease

When King Hibbler was born in March 2021, he appeared healthy aside from jaundice, a common condition in newborns that often resolves on its own. Neither docto ...

Split Liver Transplant Saves Two Lives with One Donor Liver
Split Liver Transplant Saves Two Lives with One Donor Liver

Every year in the United States, thousands of people die while waiting for a liver transplant. A split liver transplant could help reduce these numbers by shor ...

Giving Back After a Speedy Liver Transplant at Duke
Giving Back After a Speedy Liver Transplant at Duke

When 48-year-old Michelle Ngom woke up with a headache, fever, and nausea, she called in sick to her job as a manager at Goodwill Industries. Fearing she might ...

Liver Transplant Saves Baby with a Rare Disorder
Liver Transplant Saves Baby with a Rare Disorder

Children younger than age one rarely have liver transplant surgery, which can be especially complex and risky in infants. But the parents of four-month-old Noa ...

Second Opinion at Duke Leads to Successful Liver Transplant
Second Opinion at Duke Leads to Successful Liver Transplant

Lemuel Stewart was on track to being approved for a liver transplant when he got the bad news: His age and previous heart surgery disqualified him for a transp ...

Liver Transplant Saves Critically Ill Patient
Liver Transplant Saves Critically Ill Patient

Ray Thompson was a teenager when doctors first suspected something was wrong with his liver. He was an adult when he learned his condition was autoimmune hepat ...

Living Healthy After Liver and Kidney Transplant at Duke
Living Healthy After Liver and Kidney Transplant at Duke

Kenn Wiggins, 40, enjoyed five years of good health after undergoing a liver transplant near his home in Charlotte, NC. However, when his autoimmune hepatitis ...

Duke University Hospital Has Nation's Best Outcomes for Adult Liver Transplants
Duke University Hospital Has Nation's Best Outcomes for Adult Liver Transplants

Duke University Hospital has the nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants from deceased donors, according to data from 2016.

Weight Loss Leads to Successful Liver Transplant, Better Health
Weight Loss Leads to Successful Liver Transplant, Better Health

At nearly 100 pounds overweight and suffering from severe liver disease, David Tedrow could not get the life-saving transplant he desperately needed until he l ...