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How do livers become available for a transplant?

When an individual is declared brain dead and his or her family chooses to donate the organs for transplantation, the liver is made available for transplantation. Those who are to receive a deceased-donor organ are registered with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the agency that maintains the national database of all individuals waiting for a deceased-donor organ. Waiting times vary depending on the individual's severity of illness, blood type, and overall demand.

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