Liver Transplant Education Session: Liver Transplant and Donor Options

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Are You or a Loved One Awaiting a Liver Transplant? Join us to learn more about liver transplant and donor options.


More than 13,000 people are waiting for a liver transplant in the U.S., and almost 300 in Wisconsin. The waiting list is continually changing as the most severe patients are always being placed at the top of the list. While the average wait time for seriously-ill patients listed with the UW Health Liver Transplant program tends to be lower than other programs in the region, some patients may have a significant wait time. There are options to consider that may decrease that wait time.


Experience Counts


The UW Health Transplant program is a national leader in the field of transplantation. We were a pioneer in reduced-liver transplants for children and started performing reduced-liver transplants in 1989. The first adult-to-adult live donor liver transplant was performed at University Hospital in 1999.




We’ll discuss:

  • Living liver donation: What are the advantages?
  • Deceased donor transplant: The variety of options for recipients

Meet a living liver donor and recipient and hear more about their liver transplant journeys.


Our Panel Presenters

  • Luis Fernandez, MD, Transplant Surgeon
  • John Rice, MD, Transplant Hepatologist
  • Beth Spaith, RN, Senior Transplant Coordinator
  • Paul Smith, MSW, APSW, Independent Living Donor Advocate



Select from two attendance options:

  • Option 1: In-person panel at UW Health at The American Center 4602 Eastpark Blvd., Madison, WI 53718 (Map)
  • Option 2: Watch via webinar on your own computer

Option 1: To register to attend in person, please complete the form fields below.


Option 2: To register for the webinar and watch on your own computer, please register online at this link.



Registration for Option 1