I know this show is fictional, but at the same time I was under the impression that they try to be as realistic as possible. I know ER did. Tonight, Meredith's dad has end-stage cirrhosis caused by his alcoholism, and needs a transplant. They are telling him that in that particular facility, they require a year of sobriety before a transplant can be done. Is this really up to the transplant center and not a UNOS ruling? Also, his daughter may donate part of her liver. So, if there is a living donor in this situation, then the 6 month or 1 yr. rule does not apply? Just trying to get my facts straight here.
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