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Study Details

Testing How to Improve Liver Organs for Transplantation

(IRB#: IRB_00158105)

This is a study to find new ways to improve liver organs for transplantation in people. Transplantation of liver organs requires using livers from people who are living or have died offering to donate their liver to help someone who needs a healthy liver. Participation in the study requires taking samples of the liver while having a liver transplant. If in a rare instance, a participant goes back right after surgery or for re-operation samples will be taken again. Participants health information and medical records will also be reviewed during the study. The information is confidential and will be kept in a secure database at 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and 3 years after the transplantation.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Healthy Volunteers
  •   In Person
  • Unpaid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Healthy Volunteers

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 18 and older
  • Participant receiving the liver transplant is having a liver transplant or on the waiting list for a liver transplant
  • Participant is a living donor having a living liver donation surgery
  • Participant who has died or a person representing them has agreed to donate their liver to research

Exclusion Criteria

  • Participant receiving the liver transplant has had a re-transplantation within the same hospitalization time or a month if not already in the study
  • The participant receiving the liver transplant has already had a liver transplant from a person who is living or has died

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:



IRB#: IRB_00158105

PI: michael zimmerman


Approval Date: 2023-10-11 06:00:00

Specialties: Transplant Surgery

Last Updated: 6/8/23