Why it is important
Overview of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Procedure
Finding a suitable living liver donor is not always easy. A Liver Donor Champion is someone who knows and cares about the liver transplant candidate, who perhaps cannot be a living liver donor himself or herself, but who wants to help the patient. The Liver Donor Champion is willing and eager to learn, and volunteers to serve as an advocate on the patient’s behalf. The UW Medicine Living Liver Donor Team educates the Liver Donor Champion on liver disease, liver transplantation, and provides tips on becoming an effective spokesperson for the liver patient.
The Liver Donor Champion spreads the word about their loved-one’s need for a liver transplant, and about how living liver donation saves lives. Liver Donor Champions reach out to family, friends, and acquaintances to advocate for the liver patient through social media, email, phone, videos, letters, etc.
Learn more about becoming a Donor Champion:
Reach out to our Donor Champion team at: firstname.lastname@example.org