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Every patient can explore the transplant process and see if they are eligable, but not everyone is a viable candidate. There are a multidude of reasons why someone might not be fit for a transplant as follows:
A patient usually goes through a 3 month-long evaluation process with the transplant evaluation office. This process typically involves various medical evaluations and paperwork. Even if you have a donor, you still have to go through this process and meet the necessary criteria.
Once you get approved as a viable transplant candidate you must wait to be contacted by the transplant facility. There is a 24 hour window to accept the transplant. After the surgery is complete there is usually a 2-3 day recovery period and the transplant facility will follow up with the patient for the first three months after the procedure.