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Liver review board guidance

June 2017

For liver transplant programs & NLRB

These resources are not OPTN Policy, so they do not carry the monitoring or enforcement implications of policy. They are not official guidelines for clinical practice, nor are they intended to be clinically prescriptive or to define a standard of care. These resources are intended to provide guidance to transplant programs and the National Liver Review Board (NLRB).

Adult MELD exception review

This document summarizes available evidence to assist clinical reviewers in approving candidates for adult MELD exceptions.

View adult MELD exception review guidance

Pediatric MELD/PELD exception review

This document summarizes available evidence to assist clinical reviewers in approving pediatric candidates for status 1B exceptions and MELD or PELD exceptions.

View pediatric MELD/PELD exception review guidance

Adult MELD exceptions for HCC

(Hepatocellular carcinoma)

This guidance document is intended to provide recommendations for the review board considering HCC cases which are outside standard policy.

View adult MELD exception review for HCC guidance