Liver transplantation utilizing old donor organs: a German single-center experience.

@article{Rauchfuss2010LiverTU,
  title={Liver transplantation utilizing old donor organs: a German single-center experience.},
  author={Falk Rauchfuss and R. Voigt and Yves Dittmar and Michael Heise and Utz Settmacher},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={175-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Due to the current profound lack of suitable donor organs, transplant centers are increasingly forced to accept so-called marginal organs. One criterion for marginal donors is the donor age >65 years. We have presented herein the impact of higher donor age on graft and patient survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS Since 2004, 230 liver transplantations have been performed at our center, including 54 donor organs (23.5%) from individuals >65 years of age. We performed a retrospective… CONTINUE READING
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