When the liver fails, it can result in serious conditions such as jaundice, internal bleeding, muscle wasting and a build-up of toxins in the body. Liver donation can help patients regain their health and lead productive and fulfilling lives.
Livers can be obtained from deceased donors, and also from a living family member who may choose to donate a part of his/her liver to the patient.
With new surgical techniques and effective medications, the success rate of liver transplantation is quite high. About 90% of liver transplant recipients continue to do well one year after transplantation.
NUH and SGH are liver transplant centres, performing both living-donor liver transplants and deceased-donor liver transplants. Living-donor liver transplants are also performed in the private sector.
For more information, please call or visit the websites for the various transplant centres: