Having had a liver transplant last year I was very disappointed at your reply that mostly alcoholics need this miracle operation. 80% of liver transplant patients have genetic defects (i.e. Leiden Factor V) which lead to Budd Chiari Syndrome. Today in 2007 most transplant patients have Hepatitus. For a current list of patients waiting for transplants and the reason for please, please-log onto UNOS. It lists each transplant center and all patients by race, age and disease brackets. Shame on You.