What happens when I get to the hospital?

After admission, the patient will have a thorough physical examination, including blood work, chest x-ray, and EKG. Unfortunately, in some cases, the surgery must be postponed and the patient sent home again.  We cannot always predict these cases, but postponing the transplant in these instances are in your best interest.  Some cases may include:

  • Infection
  • Additional medical problems
  • The donor liver shows signs of poor function
  • A problem is identified with match between the donor and recipient