Waiting for a Liver Transplant

Step Two: Preparing for Liver Transplant

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Overview

Liver transplantation can prolong and improve your quality of life, but waiting for a donor organ can be frustrating and stressful. The wait period for a liver transplant varies, but the median time to transplant for patients on Duke’s waitlist is much shorter than the national average. As you wait for surgery, you will meet regularly with doctors and other members of your transplant team to assess any progression of your liver disease and provide you with the resources you need to stay healthy.