Advances & Current Status of LDLT in the U.S.



Advances and Current Status of Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT) in the U.S.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time /
12:00 - 1:00 pm Pacific Time                

Travis Watson- Moderator
Transplant Administrator
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Swaytha Ramaraj Ganesh, - Speaker
Medical Director of Living Donor Program
UPMC Thomas E Starzl Transplant Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Abhinav Humar - Speaker
Clinical Director of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Chief, Division of Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA


Limitation of deceased donor organ supplies has significantly increased wait list mortality in the US, particularly those in need of livers. Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT) is a creative and innovative approach to help solve this problem by increasing the supply of organ. This webinar will discuss why the time has come to promote LDLT as a viable option for those in need of liver transplant.

Target Audience:  

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to

  • Summarize the wait list consequences and organ allocation in this MELD era
  • Describe the benefits and advantages of living donor liver transplantation
  • Explain the processes involved in evaluating living donors
  • Identify the right recipients and the donors for living donor liver transplant surgery
  • Summarize the outcomes and indications of the living donor surgery

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