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If my family has a history of liver failure and needing liver transplants, can I get on a donation list ahead of time to prepare?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No.

To get on the list for a liver transplant, you must be in liver failure.
However, you should visit a hepatologist (liver specialist) so that your family's underlying liver disease can be diagnosed and you can receive the proper treatment before your liver fails.

In brief: No.

To get on the list for a liver transplant, you must be in liver failure.
However, you should visit a hepatologist (liver specialist) so that your family's underlying liver disease can be diagnosed and you can receive the proper treatment before your liver fails.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: No

You need to see a primary care physician or a hepatology first to find out if you do have the disease.
Sometimes you can postpone transplant for many years with clinical management.

In brief: No

You need to see a primary care physician or a hepatology first to find out if you do have the disease.
Sometimes you can postpone transplant for many years with clinical management.
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
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