At the transplant centre
Find out about getting admitted to hospital for liver transplant surgery and when you can go home
- If you accept an offer of a liver, you will be asked to come to the transplant centre
- Tests will be done to see if you are still fit enough for a liver transplant
- Liver transplant surgery takes about 5-8 hours
- Most patients need to stay in hospital for 7-14 days
Writing to your donor’s family
After a liver transplant, many patients like to write to their donor’s family. Please speak to the nurses and doctors looking after you to get advice on how to do this.