Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources
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Declining liver utilization for transplantation in the United States and the impact of donation after cardiac death - Orman - 2012 - Liver Transplantation - Wiley Online Library

Declining liver utilization for transplantation in the United States and the impact of donation after cardiac death - Orman - 2012 - Liver Transplantation - Wiley Online Library | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This retrospective analysis of registry data in the United States has revealed that there has been a recent drop in the supply of quality livers from deceased donor organ donors: http://t.co/XRv8zWYJ

 

There are four factors associated with non-use of the donor liver for transplantation and these are-donation after cardiac death pathway, donor Body Mass Index(a marker for obesity), older donor age and the presence of diabetes.

 

Important point if the donor liver is not retrieved for transplantation it is not 'thrown away'( as reported)-

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/11/study-finds-increase-in-unused-transplant-livers/

 

 

There are policies and procedures in place within the United States for the differing scenarios where the various deceased donor organs are not able to be transplanted.

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Important data, variably reported. Cross posted onto http://scoop.it/t/organ-donation-transplant-matters

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Hepatitis C Research and News: Many Donor Livers Too Steatotic For Transplant

Hepatitis C Research and News: Many Donor Livers Too Steatotic For Transplant | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

What are the factors that contribute to deceased donor livers being discarded at the time of organ retrieval? Are increasing obesity rates in the general community one of these factors?

 

Presented recently at the DDW week, this comprehensive data analysis from the United States reveals that donor age as well as donor obesity can contribute to non-use of the liver for transplant.......

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