Expanding Donor Selection and Recipient Indications for Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Akshata Moghe, Swaytha Ganesh, Abhinav Humar, Michele Molinari, Naudia Jonassaint

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There is an acute shortage of deceased donor organs for liver transplantation in the United States. Nearly a third of patients either die or become too sick for transplant while on the transplant waitlist. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) bridges the gap between demand and supply of organs for liver transplantation. This article reviews current living donor selection criteria, and avenues for expansion of criteria with novel surgical techniques and ongoing outcomes research. Ways in which institutions can establish and expand LDLT programs using the Living Donor Champion model are discussed. Efforts to expand recipient indications for LDLT are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-135
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • Extended criteria
  • Liver transplant
  • Living donor
  • Transplant oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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