The Meld score is Model for Endstage Liver Disease. It is a complicated mathematical calculation the Hepatologists have found they can compare patients in a way to see who is most ill.
The calculation uses 3 lab results: Bilirubin, Createnine, and INR results. These show the effect of liver disease on kidney function and clotting factor. The more ill a liver patient is, the worse the kidneys work and the more poorly a person's blood clots.
At the various transplant centers they report the average MELD scores at which they do transplants. We find this differs from state to state...where the donor livers are shared with the most ill patients first. Mike had his TP in Florida with a Meld score of about
23 or 24. Some say that in California and PA Melds scores at TP are more likely in the 30s. More patients are lost along the way with such high MELD scores.
A person with a MELD of 14 is ill, but not desperately ill...especially if they are under medical care and following the regimen prescribed.
Let us hear from you with blood results and biopsy report.
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Partner received liver transplant May 1, 2011, Jackson Memorial, Miami, FL
Post Edited (MamaLama) : 2/23/2014 9:01:27 PM (GMT-7)