Liver Transplant Centre

Liver Transplant Centre

The first successful liver transplant was performed at Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) in 1991. Living donor liver transplantation for paediatric patients was succeeded in 1993. Then we pioneered its application to adult patients using a left lobe graft in 1994 and a right lobe graft in 1996 respectively under high urgency situation. Live donor liver transplantation is a high risk operation but it provides life-saving options for desperately ill patients in the face of severe scarcity of deceased donor liver grafts. In July, 2003, the Division of Liver transplantation of QMH officially became the designated Liver Transplant Centre in Hong Kong. The Liver Transplant Centre was established in October, 2011.

By the end of December 2022, a total of 1585 liver transplants have been performed for 173 paediatric and 1412 adult recipients.

The overall 1-year, 3-year and 5-year survival rates were 92.4%, 87.4% and 85.3% respectively. For live donor liver transplant, the rates were 93.5%, 89.5% and 86.9% respectively. For deceased donor liver transplant, they were 91.1%, 85.0% and 83.5% respectively.

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