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Liver Evaluation & Waiting List Information

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The first step in becoming eligible for a liver transplant waiting list is scheduling a consultation at one of Einstein’s nine Center for Advanced Liver Disease and Transplantation locations.

Transplant Consultation & Evaluation

During your liver transplant evaluation, you will meet the Einstein transplant team, learn about the medical process and if you’re eligible for transplantation. The next step is scheduling an evaluation where you’ll receive advanced diagnostic tests. Please bring any previous test results, as well as copies of CAT, MRI, ultrasound, endoscopy, colonoscopy and other scans, to your appointment.

Waiting List

Once approved for transplantation, you will be put on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) waiting list. You will also be given a MELD score, which rates the severity of your condition and determines where you are placed on the liver transplant waiting list.

All patients on the waiting list are evaluated objectively and treated equally.

Register with Multiple Transplant Centers

Transplant candidates are able to register at two or more nearby transplant centers to increase the chances of receiving an organ. If you are already registered with another nearby hospital, you may also register at Einstein. Please speak to your healthcare team to take advantage of this opportunity.

High-Risk Patients

Einstein’s Center for Advanced Liver Disease and Transplantation conducts groundbreaking research into immunosuppressant medications that prevent organ rejection in high-risk patients, allowing our surgeons to provide treatment in even the most challenging circumstances, including elderly patients or overweight patients with high BMI.

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