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Liver Transplant - Southern Alberta Transplant Program

Liver Transplant - Southern Alberta Transplant Program provides assessment, work-up, and follow-up for liver transplant patients south of Red Deer.

This service provides:

  • work-up for assessment of eligibility for patients with liver failure
  • education for patients with liver failure
  • waitlist work-up for liver transplant surgery
  • monitoring and treatment of patients on the transplant wait list
  • monitoring and treatment of post-transplant patients

Adult patients are followed through the Foothills Medical Centre and pediatric patients are followed at the Alberta Children’s Hospital; patients are followed in collaboration with the Edmonton Liver Transplant Program. Liver transplant surgery is performed in Edmonton.

Additional Information:

Service Providers May Include
dermatologists, dietitians, endocrinologists, pathologists, pharmacists, physiologists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers, transplant hepatologists, transplant surgeons

Clients are assessed for:

  • how urgent their need is
  • health and medical history
  • medical test results

Clients should:

  • be able to follow a complex medical treatment plan
  • be emotionally stable
  • have social support
  • have realistic attitudes about their illness and the transplant surgery


University of Alberta Liver Transplant program, Canadian Liver Foundation, Canadian Blood Services

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