Major organ failure on waiting listDefinition
Major organ failure on waiting list means a definite diagnosis of the irreversible failure of the heart, both lungs, liver, both kidneys or bone marrow, and transplantation must be medically necessary. To qualify under major organ failure on waiting list, the insured person must become enrolled as the recipient in a recognized transplant centre in Canada or the United States that performs the required form of transplant surgery.
The date of diagnosis is the date of the insured person’s enrollment in the transplant centre. The diagnosis of the major organ failure must be made by a specialist.