Organ donors in short supply; recipients often do well
Paul Hain’s liver was failing quickly.
He’d been diagnosed with the rare liver disease primary sclerosing cholangitis – better known as Walter Payton’s disease – in 2007.
Doctors put him on a liver transplant list in 2009, but because people with his disease don’t typically have a high MELD score – the rating used to determine how dire a prospective liver transplant’s status is – he wasn’t climbing the list.
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