The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) and Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) calculators are numerical scales used for liver allocation.
Policy & Guidance
- OPTN Policy 9: Allocation of livers and liver-intestines (PDF - 2.5 MB)
- Questions and answers about HCC automatic approval criteria changes (PDF; 12/2017)
- Liver review board guidance (PDF - 617 K; 6/2016)
- Increasing utilization of deceased donor livers (PDF - 2.5 M; 6/2012)
- Guidance: MELD/PELD exception review (6/2015)