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What are the guidelines to determine who shall receive and who should not receive donor livers?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Variable
Organs are shared on a point system referred to as meld or model for end-stage liver disease score.
Components of the meld score predict the severity of illness.

In brief: Variable
Organs are shared on a point system referred to as meld or model for end-stage liver disease score.
Components of the meld score predict the severity of illness.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree
In brief: The sickest 1st
Once a patient meets the eligibility requirements of a specific transplant program and is placed on the liver list, livers are allocated on at the local level using an acuity score called the meld score.
Meld scores are calculated from three lab values, cr (a measure of kidney function), bilirubin (a breakdown product of hemoglobin that accounts for the yellow color of jaundice), and the inr.

In brief: The sickest 1st
Once a patient meets the eligibility requirements of a specific transplant program and is placed on the liver list, livers are allocated on at the local level using an acuity score called the meld score.
Meld scores are calculated from three lab values, cr (a measure of kidney function), bilirubin (a breakdown product of hemoglobin that accounts for the yellow color of jaundice), and the inr.
Dr. George Loss
Dr. George Loss
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Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees
In brief: MELD score
It is based on the chances of dying from liver disease.
The current model is called meld score and it uses the bilirubin, creatinine and inr. People are ranked on the waiting list according with their scores.

In brief: MELD score
It is based on the chances of dying from liver disease.
The current model is called meld score and it uses the bilirubin, creatinine and inr. People are ranked on the waiting list according with their scores.
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
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Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant
In brief: Sickest first
Unlike kidney transplant where the length of time on the list is the most important factor, for liver allocation, the most important factor is the degree of illness.
Using the meld acuity score, sickest patients are given priority.

In brief: Sickest first
Unlike kidney transplant where the length of time on the list is the most important factor, for liver allocation, the most important factor is the degree of illness.
Using the meld acuity score, sickest patients are given priority.
Dr. George Loss
Dr. George Loss
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