Live Donor Transplant and Understanding Your Meld Score
Dr. Fredric Gordon, MD
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Currently in the United States, more than 13,000 people are waiting to receive a liver*. Every day more patients are added to the waiting list. Liver transplants are given to patients on the basis of how sick they are; each patient waiting for a liver transplant is given a “score” called the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) which helps to ensure the sickest patients receive a transplant as soon as possible. There is also another option, beyond the list, and that’s a living-donor transplant; because of the liver’s amazing regenerative ability, we are able to perform live liver transplants.
Join us in our office on Wednesday, May 30th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to hear Dr. Fredric Gordon, MD discuss the topic of Live Donor Transplant and Understanding your MELD-Na Score.
Dr. Gordon is the Medical Directory of Liver Transplantation and Hepatology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He specializes in cirrhosis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, liver transplantation and portal hypertension.
- Lectures held at the American Liver Foundation Office: 188 Needham Street, Suite 240, Newton, MA 02464
- Remote Attendance Available, RSVP to Lindsay Ventura for more details
- 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Free for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals
- RSVP by phone or e-mail to Lindsay Ventura (617) 527-5600 LVentura@Liverfoundation.org
- Food and beverage provided