Living Donor Liver and Kidney Transplantations: Pushing the Envelope by Changing the Paradigms


Presented on September 26, 2019

Continuing education credits available until:
September 26, 2020


With the typical wait for a deceased-donor liver transplant ranging from one-and-a-half to two years, about 20 percent of patients on the list will die before receiving their transplant. Living donor liver transplantation provides a way for patients to overcome the limitations of the waiting list, with improved outcomes compared to deceased donor liver transplants. Alternatively, with the aging recipient population and growing wait list for recipients awaiting kidney transplant, living kidney donation is the preferred modality for anyone with advanced kidney disease. While there are some risks associated with living donor transplantation, they are significantly outweighed by the benefits for both the living donor and the recipient. During this webinar, we will discuss those benefits, the associated risks, the proper timing of a living donor transplantation, and why U.S. hospitals perform so few of these life-saving procedures compared to international hospitals.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living donor liver transplant for the individual patient with liver failure.
  • Describe the advantages of living donor kidney transplant for the individual patient with kidney disease.
  • Explain the risks and complications associated with living liver and kidney donation.
  • Identify the optimal timing for offering living donor liver transplant to patients.
  • Employ methods shared to expand the pool of living kidney donor candidates.


  • Mona Doshi MD
  • Abhinav Humar MD
  • Valinda Jones MSN, RN (Moderator)

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Target Audience:
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Continuing Education:
CEPTC - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 Category I CEPTC credit from the American Board for Transplant Certification. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete the evaluation form within 30 days of viewing the recording.

Nursing - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for this offering, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17117. 


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OnDemand Recording - Available Until 9/26/2020: Living Donor Liver and Kidney Transplantations: Pushing the Envelope by Changing the Paradigms

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  • Thursday Sep 26 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM