What happens when a match for liver transplant is found?

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Patients on the donor waiting list must be reachable at all times. Pagers or mobile phones are not mandatory, but may be the best mechanism for reaching patients immediately when a donor liver becomes available. Transportation to the hospital should be planned in advance so that when a donor organ becomes available, patients and their families already know the route, form of transportation, who will accompany the patient, how travel expenses will be covered if necessary, and other details.

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