St. Luke's Liver Transplant Program
In 1998 Aurora St. Luke's received liver transplant approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and physicians performed their first liver transplant operation that year.
Upon referral to the Liver Transplant Program at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, a transplant coordinator will contact you to discuss the liver transplant process. During the referral phase of a liver transplant, the Transplant Clinic team will perform several diagnostic tests to help determine if a liver transplant is the right treatment for you. The testing insures that, other then your liver, you are in good physical health and can undergo the transplant.
The patient and family also participate in interviews and consultations with other members of the transplant team to discuss all aspects of transplantation and how it will affect their life.
After obtaining the needed information, a multi-disciplinary selection committee meets to decide if transplantation is the best option. If the committee determines that the candidate is qualified, the patient is registered with the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), the national computerized list that matches transplant recipients with available organs.
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