Benefits of a liver transplant
For selected patients, a liver transplant is the best treatment for end-stage liver disease
- A liver transplant leads to a longer, better quality of life for most people who are able to have one
- Most people say they have extra energy and feel more able to cope with everyday activities
- You are more able to work and go on holiday
Start enjoying life again
For those patients who are suitable, most do very well after a transplant, and their transplanted liver lasts for many years. In general, a liver transplant leads to a longer and better quality of life, compared to not having a transplant.
Once you have recovered from the operation and clinic visits are less frequent, your life should start getting back to normal. You should be able to work, drive, play sports and go on holiday. If you are of childbearing age, you should be able to try for a baby.
More energy for work, travel and activities
Most people who have a liver transplant say they have more energy and feel more able to cope with work and everyday activities. You can go on holiday as travel is easier to arrange, and you can exercise and play most sports.