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Is there an age limit for liver transplants?


#1

I’m 60 now with PSC. I get attacks every 2-4 weeks that last 24 hours. So far my bilirubin has been good. But, i wonder if there’s a possibility for a transplant if needed when I get older. I live in the U.S.


#2

per the University of WI transplant center: The age limit is individualized as it varies with a patient’s overall health condition. However, it is rare to offer liver transplant to someone greater than 70 years old. https://www.uwhealth.org/transplant/liver-transplant-frequently-asked-questions/10581

Here’s a study on liver transplant ages: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1421173/

azurelle


#3

Thank you!