“I don't know who the donor was, but whoever it was, and their family, you know I’m very grateful to them. They saved my life.”
Susan Smith, liver transplant recipient
Did you know there are nearly 16,000 patients nationwide who need a liver transplant? Due to the lack of donors, only about 6,400 transplants are performed each year. New Orleans is emerging as one of the best places in the country to get a life-saving procedure – a liver transplant.
The Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute’s award-winning liver transplant program is quickly becoming one of the top destinations to receive liver transplants. With over 175 transplants last year, it’s not only one of the busiest centers in the nation, but one with the best outcomes.
Patient Sue Evans, who is currently waiting for a liver, and liver recipients, Susan Smith and Steve Hauth, share their journey.
Click here to watch their story.