Who will decide if I can get a liver transplant?

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Liver transplantation is an accepted and successful therapy for people suffering from severe liver disease.

After reviewing the medical records and test results of a potential liver transplant candidate, the liver transplant team determines if a liver transplant evaluation is appropriate. People who are candidates for transplant are contacted to schedule an appointment.

The decision to proceed with a liver transplant represents a strong commitment to self-care and medical follow-up, so the ultimate decision rests with the patients. Only they can evaluate their quality of life and determine whether or not a liver transplant is worth pursuing.

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