Liver failure is severe deterioration of your child’s liver function.
- Liver failure occurs when a large portion of your child’s liver is damaged due to any type of liver disorder.
- For a description of normal liver functions, see How the Liver Works.
Faculty members of the Boston Children's Hospital Liver Transplant Program are conducting clinical studies to better understand why children’s livers fail and how we can improve liver transplants. We’re constantly striving to translate our research into treatments that can help sick children.