Tess. How are you and your Dad? Sorry everyone for not attending to the forums more often but I've been busy here in Canada supporting lots of people from the U.S. and Canada during their CC diagnosis.
In answer to the Mayo being tougher with their standards for liver transplant, I believe it's really based on the Liver Foundation of America's acceptance of patients and their criteria for organ donation. Our family didn't wait for a cadaver organ and we went the live donor method with my oldest daughter being the donor. I would have been waiting much longer for the MELD score to improve and we decided we couldn't wait. By this time I was really a desperate liver patient and had been having red blood cell problems and receiving blood transfusions regularly, which was not recommended at the frequency I was having them.
Once again if anyone in Canada or elsewhere needs someone to talk to and/or get informed about CC in Canada and funding in any of the provinces, please give me a call at 1-519-351-4406 or e-mail me at email@example.com.
I have an information form ready for Canadian citizens, particularly Ontario, that may be quite helpful in dealing with out of country government funding. It will guide you to obtaining the proper Ministry of Health forms and procedures for your doctor or specialist to follow for funding purposes.
Remember, no question is not important.
On a bright note, my one year anniversary for my transplant at the Mayo is coming up March 20 and I'm looking forward to going back to the Mayo for my checkup!!
I'm a passenger on planet Earth and God is driving.