Hello, Firemantino, and welcome to the forum. Regarding your mom's alcoholism, I assume that's why she has cirrhosis. The doctor who diagnosed her undoubtedly knows that and the transplant evaluation docs will, too. Even if she is not drinking now, given the cirrhosis and the cause of it, they may very well require 6 months of DOCUMENTED sobriety through either AA meetings or alcohol counseling (depends on the particular transplant center.) I don't think you are going to have to say anything regarding her alcoholism. They will know and they will also know if she is currently drinking. You say she has tested clean from alcohol...for how long? If she has not been drinking since Dec., she might slip by. Lifelong alcoholics are not usually able to stop drinking completely on their own.
Who gets a liver depends on a MELD score, which is determined by values of serum creatinine, INR, and serum bilirubin. Transplant recipients normally are scoring in the mid to high 20s when they are transplanted. Some conditions, such as cancer or seizures, can add points to the score.
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