Welcome to the International Living Donor Liver Transplant RegistryLDLTregistry.org

LDLTregistry.org is a multidisciplinary collaborative of international physicians to study the outcomes of Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT).  

The goal of LDLTregistry.org is to improve the practice of LDLT by sharing of research and innovation.


We have received numerous requests for an extension on the database lock deadline to allow participating centres to finalise their submissions for inclusion in our first publication. After careful consideration and in response to popular demand, we are pleased to announce that the deadline for submitting your unselected consecutive LDLT cases has been extended to June 15th.

We understand that this additional time will allow you to finalise your submissions and ensure their completeness increasing the scientific value of your contribution. All contributors with verified submitted consecutive cases will be PubMed cited as group authors. Our first publication will be attributed to “LDLTregistry.org Collaborative” as a group author without hierarchical authorship (no first author, no last author).

Thank you for your continued dedication and hard work on this project. Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Announcing our new partnership with The Transplantation Society!

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with The Transplantation Society (TTS). TTS is a global leader working to develop science, clinical practice, education and guidance on ethical practice in transplantation.

This mission aligns with our goal of studying global living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) practice to elicit transparent outcome data and identify potentially modifiable determinants of outcome. We also hope to foster shared learning and build an international evidence base for best practice in LDLT.

TTS joins our partnership with the International Liver Transplantation Society and the International Living Donor Liver Transplant Group. This opens new avenues for collaboration and will undoubtedly strengthen LDLTregistry.org in our pursuit of improving outcomes for those choosing to selflessly donate.

We are pleased to be able to share these messages of support from our partners:

Prof Elmi Muller (President of The Transplantation Society)

Prof Kim Olthoff (President of the International Living Donor Liver Transplantation Group)

Find LDLTregistry.org at the ILTS Annual Congress 2024 in Houston, USA!

We are excited to announce that LDLTregistry.org representatives will be attending the International Liver Transplantation Society Annual Congress in Houston, TX between 1st and 4th May 2024. We look forward to meeting delegates with an interest in LDLT and will be delighted to discuss the project and how we can support your institution to join this endeavour!

ILTS 2024 logoThe International Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) connects the world of liver transplantation, and we are proud of its reputation for the quality of science and its strong multi-disciplinary approach.
Attending ILTS 2024 will allow you to participate in over 60 scientific sessions revolving around all aspects of liver transplantation, including special formats such as the Pre-meeting Symposium, Meet the Experts Sessions, and Workshops. Seize the opportunity to meet in person and discuss the latest advances in the care of liver transplantation patients and receive state-of-the-art updates in clinical and basic science.

Patient and Center Recruitment is open! 

If you are new to LDLTregistry.org, please follow the steps below:

  1. Access the study protocol.
  2. Form a team of up to 3 people to collect data. 
  3. Identify an additional local auditor (data monitor, not a surgeon).
  4. Register your participation.
  5. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  6. Obtain necessary local approvals (if required).
  7. Read the instructions on how to use our platform.
  8. Submit cases to our electronic Case Report Form (eCRF).

If you are a patient of member of the public, click here for more information. 

The LDLTregistry.org Team

Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology Correspondence
Click here to access the Launch of LDLTregistry.org article.