The life-sustaining gift of donating a liver is an intensely personal, physical, and emotional journey. Our liver transplant team includes liver specialists, liver transplant surgeons, social workers, and transplant coordinators. We are dedicated to helping you fully understand the procedure and make the decision that’s right for you.
Extensive Risks-and-Benefits Education
If you are considering living liver donation, Duke’s liver transplant surgery team will provide you with extensive education about the risks and benefits before you make your decision.
Dedicated Transplant Coordinator
The transplant coordinator helps you plan your visit, answers any questions you may have, and -- should you choose to donate -- facilitates your personalized guidance through the process of donation, recovery, and follow-up. Medical staff is on call 24/7 for any needs that may arise.
Independent Living-Donor Advocate
You will also be assigned an independent living-donor advocate. The sole function of this advocate is to represent and advise you on all decisions to be made.
Delay or End the Process at Any Time
You have the right to decide that donating a portion of your liver is not for you. You can change your mind and delay or end the donation process at any time. You may speak with any team member or the living-donor advocate for assistance with this.