Tuesday, November 21, 2006

More resources

I ran across this site from Mount Sinai regarding liver donation.

It sounds like UPMC does their donor evaluations differently than all other transplant clinics. UPMC gets insurance approval then runs you (me) through the three days at one time. Most all other clinics you get the blood tests then wait for the results. If you pass then you go to the second day which is usually pulmonary, EKG, CT and X-ray. If you pass those then it's off to the liver biopsy. If you pass that and the psych and social then you are deemed viable. For UPMC, it's an all or nothing trip through the system. MSSM states an eight week process. UPMC does it in less than two. Depending on scheduling issues.

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