Adoption Date:
February 1, 1987

Public Policy Statement on Transplantation


The diagnosis of alcoholism per se should not preclude consideration of liver transplant as a mode of treatment. Furthermore, ASAM is absolutely opposed to the setting up of any arbitrary length of abstinence as a requirement before any person with a diagnosis of alcoholism be considered an appropriate candidate for organ transplantation. As with other medical conditions, decisions should be made on a case by case basis on the basis of relevant medical criteria.

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