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What is the waiting period for an intestinal organ transplant for my child?

Katrina Bramstedt, PhD
Health Education

The waiting period for any organ transplant depends on many factors, including where you live. For the most up-to-date information, ask your local transplant center for their waiting period data. If you want to compare waiting periods for multiple hospitals in USA, you can access this data from UNOS (www.unos.org). This can help you decide at which hospital to pursue wait listing (but you also must consider the transplant center's level of experience, their survival statistics, their complication statistics, and your child's insurance coverage).

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