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How can a liver transplant list work?

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Dr. Stephen Cheng
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In brief: By MELD score

Priority for organ allocation to patients on liver transplant waiting list is determined by meld (model for end-stage liver disease) score, which is obtained by entering 3 of the patients' lab values (creatinine, bilirubin, and prothrombin time) into a formula.
The higher the meld score the patient has, the "higher" the patients is on the list. Length of time on wait list doesn't count.

In brief: By MELD score

Priority for organ allocation to patients on liver transplant waiting list is determined by meld (model for end-stage liver disease) score, which is obtained by entering 3 of the patients' lab values (creatinine, bilirubin, and prothrombin time) into a formula.
The higher the meld score the patient has, the "higher" the patients is on the list. Length of time on wait list doesn't count.
Dr. Stephen Cheng
Dr. Stephen Cheng
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In brief: 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: http://www.Unos.Org/

In brief: 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: http://www.Unos.Org/
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