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The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) and Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) are numerical scales that are currently used for liver allocation. The MELD and PELD scores are based on a patient's risk of dying while waiting for a liver transplant, and are based on objective and verifiable medical data.

Learn about the MELD/PELD Calculator *

Go to the MELD Calculator (for ages 12 and older) *

Go to the PELD Calculator (for ages less than 12) *


Did you know?
Additional MELD/PELD resources are available on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Web site. Go *

In June 2009 the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approved standardized criteria and MELD/PELD exception scores for patients with the certain diagnoses. Learn more *