Often, a liver transplant is the best solution for people with liver failure, especially if other approaches, such as medication or surgery, haven't helped them.

Your transplant team will evaluate you to determine whether a liver transplant may be safe and beneficial for you. Your comprehensive evaluation includes blood tests, imaging studies and other tests. Doctors will check your heart-lung function. And they'll test you for other serious conditions, including chronic infections, cancer, and heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease.

Most people who are evaluated are determined to be eligible for a liver transplant. Your doctors and transplant team will work with you to promote wellness, lower your risks and improve your outcome after liver transplant. A care team member will talk with you about the importance of taking your immunosuppressant (anti-rejection) medications to keep your body from rejecting your liver.