As of Tuesday, Feb. 4, the liver and intestine distribution system based on acuity circles is in effect. This included a conversion of each transplant hospital’s median MELD at transplant (MMaT) score to reflect transplants performed at hospitals within a radius of 250 nautical miles.
Kristofer Garriott and Omar Garriott have more in common than being half-brothers. They share a liver!
Will be used in exception score assignment effective Sept. 24
“After a successful transplant performed by Dr. Amit Sharma on Thursday August 22, 2013, I returned to a normal life.”
James received a liver transplant July 17, 2013. Every year following his annual December checkup, James and his wife Janis visit UNOS and the Trees of Life to pay tribute to his donor and to thank UNOS for making the lifesaving match.
Brayden was diagnosed with biliary atresia when he was only 3 months old. After his second liver transplant, he is doing well.