Sponsored by UPMC Transplant Services, and in partnership with Community Liver Alliance, The Ultimate Liver Function features a day-long music festival of fundraising, food, music appearances of star-studded guests, and promotion of living liver transplantation at the Roxian Theatre on August 24th from 2 p.m.-11 p.m.
During a living-donor liver transplant, a healthy adult can donate a portion of their liver to someone with end-stage liver disease. Following the transplant, the donor’s liver will regenerate, or grow back, in a few months.
At UPMC, living donation is a first line option for patients on the liver transplant waiting list since it helps to reduce time spent on the list and allows for a sooner remedy. Real-life stories, will be part of this festive day paying tribute to live donors.[Read more…]