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"Of all the organs that can be transplanted, the liver is the most tolerant of rejection. This means that liver transplant patients can often get by with low levels of immunosuppressive medication, and avoid some of the risks associated with them."
Maureen Jonas, MD, medical director, Liver Transplant Program
If your child’s liver disease is no longer responding to treatment, or your child has acute liver failure, a liver transplant may be an option to give him a longer and healthier life. A liver transplant is an operation performed to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver or segment of a healthy liver.
Click here to watch a video about liver transplantation here at Boston Children’s.
Our Liver Transplant Program evaluates infants, children and adolescents with end-stage liver disease who may be candidates for transplants, and we care for them before and after the transplant. We work closely with Boston Children’s Center for Childhood Liver Disease.
Whether your child needs a whole organ transplant, reduced-size liver transplant, split liver transplant or living donor transplant, he is in good hands with us. Your child’s team includes:
We also bring in experts from additional sub-specialties throughout Boston Children's to join your child’s care team as needed, including Child Life specialists, physical therapists and resource specialists to support your whole family.
To speak with a member of our Liver Transplant Team, please call: 617-35-LIVER.
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