In order to be eligible for a liver transplant, you must be a BC resident with a Personal Care Card Number and be referred by your specialist to the Liver Transplant Team at Vancouver General Hospital, in Vancouver. If you have a history of addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, you must also attend alcohol and drug relapse prevention counselling.
For both living donors and recipients, a comprehensive profile of your personal, medical and family history will be compiled through the assessment process. You’ll be interviewed by various team members to determine whether transplantation is the best treatment option. You’ll also receive information that will help you decide whether you want to go ahead with the transplant or donation.
The routine assessment includes consultation with the members of the transplant team comprised of a Hepatologist, Transplant Surgeon, Clinical Coordinator, Social worker, Dietitian and Psychologist. If required, appointments will also be arranged with specialists from other disciplines.