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FEATURE:

UPMC Opens
York Liver
Transplant
Clinic

Swaytha Ganesh, M.D.,
medical director, UPMC
Living Donor Program,
Thomas E. Starzl
Transplantation Institute

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outh central Pennsylvanians with end-stage liver disease now have a new
option for liver transplant evaluation with the opening this week of the
UPMC Liver Transplant Evaluation Clinic at UPMC Memorial.

More than 12,000 Americans are on a liver transplant waiting list, yet 25%
will succumb to their disease due to lack of available organs. Living-donor liver
transplantation is a life-saving option, which involves transplanting a portion of a
healthy person's liver to someone with an unhealthy liver. This is possible because
of the liver's unique ability to regenerate or regrow.
In 2020, UPMC led the nation in living-donor liver transplants and was the
only center in the country to perform more living-donor than deceased-donor
liver transplants.
" A diagnosis of liver disease is daunting enough without having to travel for
care. UPMC pioneered liver transplantation with Dr. Thomas Starzl, and now

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