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Programs & Services

Adult Liver Transplant Program

Provides organ transplants.

Provides liver transplant services for adults in Alberta.

Two kinds of liver transplant services are available:

  • full liver transplants
  • living donor transplants - part of a liver from a donor (usually a relative) is transplanted into the patient

If needed, another organ (e.g., kidney, small bowel) may be transplanted at the same time.

Service Providers May Include
Multidisciplinary Transplant Team

Patients are assessed by the liver transplant team using tests and interviews to see if they’re good candidates for surgery. Clients are considered for a liver transplant if it’s likely the surgery will help the person live longer and have a better quality of life.

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.

Service Locations