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What criteria affects placing on the transplant list?

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If the person needing the transplant has a psychological problem or any types of mental illnesses which would require them to do group therapy or see a psychologist. They would also have to have a severe and rare illness in order to be put at the very top. People that receive the transplants almost immediately are typically going to die within the day. Answer: (From personal experience) The criteria for a person, to be placed on a transplant list, are as follows: # Weight. You have to be able to sustain a target weight set by the transplant team. IE: the more fat you have on your body will directly impact your body's ability to heal. # Habits. You must not indulge in, or must be able to terminate any and all addictions to Smoking, drug use, alcohol addiction, etc. etc. Anything that could adversely affect your body after the transplant occurs. # Psychological. You must be of sound mind and be able to display a firm confirmation to see the transplant through. Self discipline and a strong desire to succeed are tantamount to your survivability. # Health. Although you may have poor health in the organ to be transplanted, you still must have "good health" in the other organs not directly affected by the faulty organ. Indirect health, or lack there of, of other organs must be determined that post transplant, their health will improve. (In other words, if your heart is showing signs of wear and difficulty because your lungs need to be replaced, the heart has to be able to recover after receiving the new lungs.) # Pre operative health. The doctors know you're sick. You need a transplant! But, there is a point leading up to the transplant in which the body may start to deteriorate beyond its ability to recover from the transplant its self. The transplant team will constantly monitor your progress and that of the illness so they can determine whether or not you could actually survive the surgical procedure of the transplant. Sadly, for most, their bodies degenerate long before a viable organ can be found. There are extreme cases where a person was poisoned and need a liver. This person was relatively healthy and other than the sudden death of their liver; chances are they would have gone on to live long and productive lives. It is in these cases that the other criteria are not considered. The idea to preserve this life is of utmost importance. They are placed on the top of the list for possible transplant. It would be best to consult your doctor for any additional information, and of course, any addendums to my offerings. I am not a doctor, but I have a son needing new lungs.

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