How long is the wait for a liver?
This page provides general guidance on average waiting times, but every patient is different. Your waiting time may be much shorter or longer
- The average wait for a liver transplant from a deceased donor in the UK is 3-4 months
- Not all donated livers are the same – some carry more risk than others
- If you are willing to accept higher risk livers, you are likely to have a shorter waiting time
- Your transplant team will try to predict how long you might wait for a liver
What is the average wait for a liver transplant?
The average wait for a liver transplant in the UK is 3-4 months.
Some patients wait much longer than average, some wait a shorter time.