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Is the cost of liver transplant really so high? ?

Is the cost of liver transplant really so high? ?

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Asked by J. Pollock, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney
Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Dec 13, 2018

I think the answer to that must be No, given that you cannot live without a liver, or with one that is too diseased or scarred to function properly. The liver has so many functions, hundreds in fact, that you are dependent for life upon a reasonably healthy liver. If you were lucky enough to find a donor, this would be miracle enough: there are far too few livers available for transplant.

The skill involved in a) assessing the quality of the liver to be transplanted and b) assessing the viability and compatability of this organ for your ailing body. Add on top the cost of hospital equipment, accommodation and above all, the surgical skills of your consultant and the thousands of dollars are not surprising. After all, you'd pay about $2k or $3,000 for one tooth implant.

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