Young Girl Receives Liver Transplant From Mother At Upmc Children’s Hospital.

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh recently celebrated a significant milestone by completing its 200th living donor liver transplant. The transplant took place at the end of February when 5-year-old Adleigh and her family traveled from Alabama to the hospital. Adleigh had been diagnosed with biliary atresia at just 7 weeks old, and her mother, Haley, decided to donate a portion of her liver to save her daughter’s life.

Haley, a nurse, was aware of the benefits of living-donor liver transplantation, which eliminates the need for patients to be placed on waiting lists. This method allows for earlier transplantation when patients are healthier. By donating her liver, Haley gave Adleigh a new lease on life without having to wait for a suitable organ to become available.

This incredible achievement showcases the hospital’s expertise and commitment to providing lifesaving transplants. The success of the 200th living donor liver transplant at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh highlights the positive impact of living-donor transplantation on patients’ lives and emphasizes the importance of organ donation.


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