If you and the transplant team decide that transplantation is the best treatment for you, you will be listed with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS administers and maintains the computerized national organ transplant waiting list. You will join a list of people waiting for a liver donation from a deceased donor.

The New England Organ Bank (NEOB) is the local (regional) organ procurement organization (OPO) for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the rest of New England, and coordinates sharing organs through UNOS. Staff at NEOB will enter your medical information into a computer and will notify our transplant team when an organ becomes available based on your MELD score (which measures the severity of your liver disease), waiting time on the list, blood type and size match.