How dangerous is a liver transplant?
Possible risks and complications of a liver transplant
The greatest risk of this operation is transplant failure. In such a case, your body rejects the new liver, often for reasons doctors can’t determine. A liver transplant also puts you at a high risk for infection.
A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that removes a liver that no longer functions properly (liver failure) and replaces it with a healthy liver from a living or deceased donor.
Your liver is your largest internal organ and performs several critical functions, including:
Removing bacteria and toxins from the blood
Preventing infection and regulating immune responses
Processing nutrients, medications and hormones
Producing bile, which helps the body absorb fats, cholesterol and fat-soluble vitamins
Making proteins that help the blood clot
Liver transplant is usually reserved as a treatment option for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. In rare cases, sudden failure of a previously normal liver may occur.
The number of people waiting for a liver transplant greatly exceeds the number of available deceased-donor livers.
The human liver regenerates and returns to its normal size shortly after surgical removal of part of the organ. This makes living-donor liver transplant an alternative to waiting for a deceased-donor liver to become available.
Why not use stem cells to repair the liver instead of risky surgery?
Details – https://nbscience.com/nbs-stem-cells-clinic/