If you have been on a waiting list,
you will get a call from the transplant coordinator once a donor liver is found. When
you arrive at the transplant center or hospital, your health and condition will be
checked. You and the donated liver will be tested before surgery. This is to make
Your body is healthy enough for surgery
The donated liver matches your blood type
The donated liver is the right size for your body
Some things could make your doctor postpone the surgery. These include a current or
recent illness, changes in the health of your liver, or problems with the new liver.
This can be frustrating. Try to remember that the doctors are making the best decision
for your health.