Liver Transplant Directory
When the liver becomes diseased or injured so that it cannot function properly, you may consider a liver transplant. Some conditions that can harm the liver include hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholism, liver cancer, and Wilson's disease. When your doctor determines you need a transplant, you will be put on a waiting list. You may receive a liver from a living or a deceased donor. After transplant surgery, you will need to use careful follow-up care to reduce the risk of organ rejection or infection. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how liver transplants work, who may need a liver transplant, what to expect, and much more.
Information on Liver Failure
Liver failure can occur gradually or suddenly. Learn more about the causes of liver failure from the experts at WebMD.
What Is Cirrhosis?
How do you get cirrhosis? What are the stages?
You might need a liver transplant if your liver doesn’t work the way it should. This is called liver failure. Learn more about liver transplantation, including when it may be needed, how candidates are picked, what to expect from the procedure, and what happens after surgery.
An Overview of the Major Types of Hepatitis
Information on hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
Slideshows & Images
The Liver (Human Anatomy): Liver Picture, Definition, Function, Conditions, Tests, and Treatments
WebMD's Liver Anatomy Page provides detailed images, definitions, and information about the liver. Learn about its function, parts, location on the body, and conditions that affect the liver, as well as tests and treatments for liver conditions.
A Visual Guide to Hepatitis
Hepatitis A, B, and C spread in very different ways, causing mild to serious effects on the liver. Pictures show hepatitis symptoms, how to avoid the disease, vaccines, and treatments.
Why Your Liver Is Your Coolest Organ
It’s one of your body’s most amazing organs. It does hundreds of jobs in your body, and it can even rebuild itself. Here are some other wonders of the human liver.