The liver is one of the most vital organs in our body which processes nutrients and gets rid of toxins. It plays a vital role in maintain the body’s metabolic balance. Sadly liver-related diseases are on the rise and more and more people need liver transplants. Dr Vinay Kumaran Head of the Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Mumbai tells us all about liver transplants. Who needs a liver transplant? Why? A liver transplant is most commonly required by patients whose liver is failing due to cirrhosis or due to acute liver failure.