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What happens if a person drinks after a liver transplant is approved?

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In brief: Buzzzzzz!!

You are in time out for a period of time, usually between 3-6 months.
..But you may get a red card and be out altogether. It is decided in a multidisciplinary committee.

In brief: Buzzzzzz!!

You are in time out for a period of time, usually between 3-6 months.
..But you may get a red card and be out altogether. It is decided in a multidisciplinary committee.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: May be off the list

This is a very serious situation and it can jeopardize your candidacy for receiving a transplant.
Alcoholism is a serious disease just like heart disease or stroke. So, just as you would not transplant a patient actively having a heart attack, patients who are drinking can be removed from the transplant list. Be honest with yourself and with your physicians. Alcoholism can be treated.

In brief: May be off the list

This is a very serious situation and it can jeopardize your candidacy for receiving a transplant.
Alcoholism is a serious disease just like heart disease or stroke. So, just as you would not transplant a patient actively having a heart attack, patients who are drinking can be removed from the transplant list. Be honest with yourself and with your physicians. Alcoholism can be treated.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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