Is a liver transplant right for you?

In selected patients, a liver transplant offers the best chance of a longer and better quality of life

Key points

  • Having a liver transplant extends and improves life for most patients
  • It is not a cure. There are risks as well as benefits
  • Tests will be needed to see if you are able to have a liver transplant
  • Liver transplants are not suitable for all patients with end-stage liver disease

Discuss your options with your liver doctor (hepatologist)

If you’re considering a liver transplant, your first step is to talk to your liver doctor. 

If you and your doctor agree a liver transplant may be a good treatment for you, they will arrange for you to have a series of tests.

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