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Liver transplantation

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf has an extensive and active liver transplant program, with more than 2,400 liver transplantations performed between 1990 and 2018 (approximately 1,600 in adults and 800 in children).

Patients who are residents of countries outside the Eurotransplant area (Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary) will not receive a cadaveric liver transplant via Eurotransplant and must bring a matching living donor who will donate part of his liver. In adult recipients this is usually the right liver lobe, while for pediatric recipients liver segments II and III (see illustration) are usually sufficient. Since the liver has the ability to regenerate quickly, the donated part of the liver will grow back within a few weeks. 

Quality assurance is mandatory in the field of transplant medicine. Both the transplant numbers and the transplant results of the German transplant centers are published annually and can be viewed transpa-rently. You will find the corresponding page references below:

Activity reports and quality reports from the transplant centers - German Organ Transplantation Foundation (DSO)
Quality reports from the transplant centers - Institute for Quality Assurance and Transparency in Health Care (IQTIG)

Please direct your treatment request to the International Office of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

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