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do many people die while waiting for a liver transplant

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Liver transplant: A patient must be placed on a national waiting list managed by the united network for organ sharing (unos) in order to receive a liver transplant. I r ... Read More
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
39 years experience General Surgery
Too many: And the unos numbers underestimate them, because many patients are removed from the waiting list when they get too sick to be able to be transplanted. ... Read More

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Yes contrast needed: If in the question die, contrast agents for imaging studies is meant, then yes a liver transplant recipient would need a type of I.V. Contrast for th ... Read More
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Dr. David Mulligan
35 years experience General Surgery
Imaging & liver tx: There is no special x-ray contrast necessary or required after liver transplant but as always, caution about kidney function is important. If there is ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: It is difficult to give an "average" wait time, because the wait time is dependent on how sick the person is. At this time, there are not enough live ... Read More
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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Also depends: Agree with dr. Puppala. In addition, it may also depends on the geographic location of the patient. For instance, with the same score (model for end s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
37 years experience General Surgery
Depends: This would depend on the reason for the death of the recipient. Could potentially be done but a double transplant of an organ would be pretty unusual.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: You live in a country with a socialized medical system, hence you might. The workings of your system might allow that, assuming you are a candidate. Y ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Long answer!: And far too lengthy for this space. Check out this website http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/livertransplant_ez/#1 for all the details.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Replacement: An organ transplant or liver transplant is a surgical procedure to remove the damaged or diseased organ (liver) and replace it with a healthy organ (l ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: It is important to always take an adequate supply of medications with you. You should not travel to 3rd world countries or be exposed to poor sanitar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
State and federal: There is generally a state organisation for each region, and a federal organisation. You can look up more detailed and accurate information at: htt ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Dr. Chong Kim answered
27 years experience Internal Medicine
10 years: A transplanted liver usually has an average life expectancy of 10 years.

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