Transplant tumor registry: donors with central nervous system tumors1.

  title={Transplant tumor registry: donors with central nervous system tumors1.},
  author={H Myron Kauffman and Maureen A. McBride and Wida S Cherikh and Pamela C Spain and Francis L. Delmonico},
  volume={73 4},
BACKGROUND Despite 13,000 central nervous system (CNS) tumor deaths per year in the United States, CNS tumor donors comprise only 1% of cadaveric donors recovered per year. Concern about tumor transmission may be a possible reason for this very small percentage. Both the size of the candidate waiting list and the number of deaths on the waiting list are progressively increasing because of the donor shortage. METHODS During a 96-month period, the United Network for Organ Sharing recorded 42… CONTINUE READING