Liver Transplant Transplant Services

Increasing the Donor Pool

Due to the shortage of donor organs to meet the growing demand, transplantation from an expanded criteria donor (ECD) may also be an option for some transplant candidates. ECD livers are not considered ideal or standard, but can significantly shorten the waiting time to transplantation.

Expanded Donor Guidelines

Organ procurement organizations consider the following to be expanded criteria donors for potential transplant if the recipient has given informed consent to receive such organs:

Depending on a variety of factors, such as the disease that caused your liver to fail, your age, and your overall health condition, our transplant team may recommend ECD as a suitable option for you.

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