There are two types of liver transplantation:
Living donor: A portion of the liver from a healthy living person, who is a match to the recipient, is transplanted to a person in liver failure. The donor’s liver regenerates in a couple of months, as does the transplanted liver portion. Living donor transplants is an alternative to waiting for a deceased-donor liver.
Deceased donor: Every individual in end-stage liver failure is put on the transplant organ list. Based on one’s position on the transplant list, a liver from a deceased organ donor is made available. However, the ratio of organs available to persons registered is highly uneven, making living-donor liver transplantation the preferred option.