Non-utilization of hearts and lungs after consent for donation: a Canadian multicentre study.

@article{Hornby2006NonutilizationOH,
  title={Non-utilization of hearts and lungs after consent for donation: a Canadian multicentre study.},
  author={Karen Hornby and Heather F. Ross and Shaf H Keshavjee and Vivek Rao and Sam David Shemie},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2006},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={831-7}
}
PURPOSE To identify reasons why hearts and lungs from consented adult organ donors are not transplanted and identify changes in practice aimed at increasing their utilization rates. A greater potential may exist in Canada to improve utilization rates for hearts and lungs given their comparatively suboptimal rates (kidneys 85%, livers 84%, hearts 35% and lungs 23% reported in 2001). METHODS Four Canadian organ procurement organizations participated. All adult organ donation cases for the… CONTINUE READING