With its vision to be the healthcare leader – Shifa International Hospital started its Liver transplant program in 2012 and has successfully performed more than 977 Living Donor Liver transplants in less than a decade. In South Asia, Pakistan is the second country successfully running indigenous Liver transplant programs.
Liver transplantation is the process of surgically removing a failing or diseased liver with a normal and healthy one. Unlike kidney failure, Transplantation is the only cure for End-Stage Liver disease because no device or machine reliably performs all functions of the liver
Liver cirrhosis and other Chronic liver diseases have become a major contributor to chronic illness and death, globally. It has become the 11th most common cause of death worldwide. In 2017, more than 1.32 million deaths were reported due to cirrhosis.