A liver transplant will be carried out as soon as a suitable donor liver becomes available for you.
When you arrive at the transplant unit, you'll have some tests to check you're well enough to have surgery.
You'll then be given general anaesthetic (which puts you to sleep) and then taken for the operation.
During the operation, the surgeon will:
The procedure usually takes up to 8 hours, but can take longer.
After surgery, you'll wake up in an intensive care unit (ICU).
While in the ICU, you may have tubes in your:
These will be removed after a few days and you'll be moved to a regular hospital ward.
You'll usually be able to go home within 2 weeks.