Liver Transplant Travel Insurance
A surgical procedure that removes a deceased Liver and replaces it with a healthy one, a Liver Transplant is a good option when acute Liver Failure occurs or when the patient is in the late stages of liver disease. The majority of transplanted livers comes from deceased donors, but sometimes a living donor may be used as well. The procedure is quite demanding and lengthy and generally involves three surgeons, two anesthesiologists and four nurses.
In most cases, we will only be able to offer Single Trip cover for those who have had a Liver Transplant. However it is possible to get an Annual Policy depending on the answers to the medical questions.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, please call us for a quote.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Liver Transplant Medical Questions
When getting a Travel Insurance quote, you will be asked a number of questions to ensure you get the right quote for you. These will include:
- How long ago was your Transplant ?
- Have you had any problems with rejection within the last year ?
- Have you needed readmission to hospital since your Transplant ?
A Liver Transplant is the last recommended course of action where a Liver related disease has not responded to treatment. There are around 600 to 700 Liver Transplants every year in the UK. Reasons for Transplant include:
- Hepatitis C
- Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
- Alcohol related Cirrhosis
- Cryptogenic Liver Disease
Conditions for a Liver Transplant
- Active drug abuse
- Active alcohol abuse
- Mestatised cancer outside the liver
- Septic infections
- Advanced age
- Chronic unrelated diseases
Signs of Liver Failure
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Increased sensitivity to alcohol and drugs
- Vomiting blood
After surgery, prognosis is generally very good for transplant recipients. However, due to the risk of rejection of the organ, the recipient will have to take immune suppressant drugs for the rest of their lives.
Travel Advice after a Liver Transplant
After a successful operation you would be fine to travel as normal. You should however inform your GP of your plans and avoid travelling to areas of poor sanitation or high incidences of contagious disease, as the medication you are taking will have compromised your immune system to some degree. Always carry an adequate supply of Medication and ensure that Medication is in hand luggage in case of delay or loss of luggage.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your Liver Transplant or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.