Liver Transplants

We Specialize in Air Ambulance Transportation for Organ Transplant Recipients

Angel MedFlight Expands Options for

Liver Transplant Patients

According the CDC, more than 4.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with liver disease, resulting in 35,000 deaths a year. Loss of liver function that progresses quickly is known as acute liver failure and is typically attributed to an accident, infection or complication due to medication. Chronic liver failure moves slower, taking several years to damage a healthy organ. When a patient’s liver is diseased or injured and no longer functioning appropriately, a transplant may be the only long-term solution.

In 2019, more than 8,800 patients received liver transplants. Patients in liver failure are evaluated for surgery at one of the 148 transplant centers in the United States that perform liver transplants. Patients are assigned a priority score based on how urgently a new organ is needed, with sicker patients placed higher on the list. Approximately 14,000 people are on a national liver transplant waitlist managed by United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). According to the American Liver Foundation, waiting for a suitable organ match can range from a few weeks to years depending on the patients’ blood type, body size, severity of illness, and distance between the donor and transplant hospital.

The National Institutes of Health reports that a donated liver can be preserved outside of the body for up to 24 hours, providing time for a surgical recovery team to procure the donated organ and return to their transplant center. With an air medical Travel Plan in place, transplant patients can be flown hundreds or even thousands of miles from their home communities for life-saving surgery.

A MOMENT WITH A PATIENT'S MOM

BRINGING MY SON HOME

ALL OF US WORKING ON YOUR BEHALF

TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL MISSION

Empowering Transplant Patients & Families

Angel MedFlight’s comprehensive air and ground ambulance Travel Plan program expands options for patients waiting for an organ match. Access to an air ambulance offers patients and their families peace of mind and greater control of their situation.

PREPARING A TRAVEL PLAN,

PROVIDING PEACE OF MIND

Our Flight Coordinators partner with transplant professionals, patients and their families to compile medical records and prepare transportation logistics in advance for a seamless transfer when an organ is available.

Angel MedFlight’s patient advocacy team works with insurance companies to verify patients’ benefits to minimize families’ out-of-pocket expenses. We manage the flight authorization and entire claims process, so patients can focus on their health and healing.

Day or night, the Angel MedFlight team is ready to respond. When an organ offer is accepted, the Travel Plan is activated. Our critical care clinicians transfer patients on medically configured aircraft and ground ambulances to ensure continuity of care from start to finish. Patients arrive safe and on time for transplant surgery.

Learn more about our Transplant Travel Plans for Patients.

Liver Transplant

Resources

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

The non-profit system managing the nation's organ transplant system

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)

A network of healthcare professionals involved in the U.S. organ donation and transplantation system

Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

If you are interested in multi-listing, you can find and compare additional Transplant Centers

American Liver Foundation

American Liver Foundation provides financial support for medical research, education for medical professionals, and advocacy and information for patients and their families.

TRANSPLANT PATIENT

RESOURCES

115,000

PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR A LIFESAVING TRANSPLANT

Amy Knows that Every Moment Counts

When it comes to critical care patients, a moment can change everything.

No one understands that more than Angel MedFlight. That’s because every day our team works with case managers and families everywhere to help patients reach the life-changing treatment they need.

Call Now!   855-620-0926