Reliable information on liver transplants is available on WebMD, Mayo Clinic, NHS Choices, MedlinePlus and the Liverfoundation.org. A liver transplant is a medical procedure to remove a damaged liver and replace it with a healthy one, states Mayo Clinic.
These sites offer information on preparing for the transplant, the transplantation process, health after transplantation, and possible complications of the procedures. A doctor recommends transplantation when the liver cannot work effectively. Some conditions that cause liver damage include cirrhosis, alcohol-related liver disease, and primary biliary cirrhosis, notes NHS Choices. Up to 75 percent of transplant patients are alive five years after the operation. In some cases, the condition a patient had may come back after the transplant, says the American Liver Foundation.