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Adoption Date:
February 1, 1987

Public Policy Statement on Transplantation


**Note: This historical policy statement is available as part of ASAM's Policy Archives, but it is no longer considered current ASAM policy. Please contact ASAM's advocacy staff at advocacy@asam.org for questions related to ASAM's position on this topic.

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.