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the solution is my watch is always on and buzzes for calls :) and the center has a lot of different people to contact that can contact each other. (we have a little geographic redundancy here.)

but the reality of this is that, if you're on a transplant list, you basically won't be doing any significant/major travel or be unreachable for long periods of time.

i will say though, this depends on the organ i imagine. i think 1 hour is standard across the board, but lists/priority and other things change dramatically depending on which organ you need - kidneys are viable for longer than hearts, etc.

UNOS/OPTN is where you want to look for information on organ distribution - https://unos.org/transplantation/faqs/ "How does the matching process work?" and https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/learn/about-transplantation...




For hearts you only get one call and a few minutes to decide whether you are ready. If you don't pick up they go straight to the next person. My friend used a basic Nokia phone with a heart-wrenching message on it to prevent theft. (I'm not in the US)




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