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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
dietitians, doctors, pathologists, pharmacists, physiologists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers, 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
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.



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

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