In order to remain active on the liver transplant waiting list, it is essential that you understand and fulfill certain responsibilities. These include, but are not limited to:
It is impossible to predict when a liver will become available. Patients with higher MELD scores receive liver offers more quickly than patients with lower MELD scores. In general, patients with blood type O or B have the longest wait time. Patients with blood type A or AB generally wait a shorter time on the transplant waiting list.
It is permissible for patients to be listed at more than one transplant center simultaneously; however, certain restrictions apply. UNOS regulations allow you to be listed at more than one transplant center as long as the two centers are not in the same geographic region.
It is imperative that you or a member of your family contact your transplant coordinator or another member of the transplant team regarding any of the following situations:
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Awards Lahey Clinic the Silver1 Medal of Honor for Organ Donation.