Loyola Medicine Performs Living Donor Liver Transplant
Suffering end-stage liver disease, Anne Doyen was placed on the liver transplant waiting list. But there was a chance she would die before an organ became available. So her daughter, Katie Doyen, offered to become her living donor. Loyola Medicine surgeons removed a portion of Katie's liver and transplanted it into her mother. The livers in both women have grown back to normal size and are functioning normally. Anne Doyen said her daughter gave her the ultimate gift. "When I think about what a sacrifice it was, I feel so lucky," she said. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit https://www.loyolamedicine.org/transplant/living-liver-donor-program or call 888-584-7888.