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MELD calculator

The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) is a calculated formula used to assign priority to most liver transplant candidates age 12 and older based upon their medical urgency.

Some updates were made effective July 13, 2023, to data used in the MELD calculation formula. These updates were part of an initiative to better predict the risk of waitlist mortality for liver transplant candidates.

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User guide for MELD and PELD calculators

A date is required for the field labeled, "Date added to the Waitlist." If the candidate is not currently listed for a transplant, enter today's date.

Point of information This calculator is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Sex for purposes of adult MELD calculation (only required if age at registration is 18 years and older)




Had dialysis twice, or 24 hours of CVVHD, within a week prior to the serum creatinine test?

Note: If Yes is selected above, the system will default to a value of 3 mg/dL for serum creatinine.