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How long can you live if needing a liver transplant?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Lots of factors
There is a wide spectrum of patients needing liver transplants.
Some are gravely ill, and will pass on if they do not get their transplant within 24-48 hours. Other patients have much less severe conditions and can live productive lives for years while waiting on the transplant list. Ask your doctor what your "meld score" is to give you a better estimate.

In brief: Lots of factors
There is a wide spectrum of patients needing liver transplants.
Some are gravely ill, and will pass on if they do not get their transplant within 24-48 hours. Other patients have much less severe conditions and can live productive lives for years while waiting on the transplant list. Ask your doctor what your "meld score" is to give you a better estimate.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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