An Increase in Deceased Donor Incidence Alleviated the Need for Urgent Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation in a Korean High-Volume Center

S. Hwang, S. G. Lee, C. S. Ahn, K. H. Kim, D. B. Moon, T. Y. Ha, G. W. Song, D. H. Jung, K. W. Kim, N. K. Choi, G. C. Park, Y. D. Yu, Y. I. Choi, P. J. Park

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Abstract

Purpose: This study analyzed the effects of a recent increase in deceased donors on the pattern of adult liver transplantation (OLT) in a high-volume center in Korea. Methods: OLT patterns relative to pretransplant recipient status were analyzed for 112 deceased donor LTs (DDLT) and 743 living donor OLT (LDLT) in a single center as compared to nationwide Korean data over 3 years from 2006 to 2008. Results: During the study period, the annual proportion of institutional urgent OLT was relatively invariable (20% to 25.2%), but the annual proportion of DDLTs to all OLT increased from 8.9% to 19.9%, as did the annual rate of DDLTs among those undergoing urgent OLT, from 18.6% to 65.8%, with a reciprocal decrease in the proportion of urgent LDLTs. Korean nationwide data also showed a noticeable increase in deceased liver graft allocation for urgency from 39.8% to 62.2% over the same time period. Conclusion: An increase in deceased donors up to 5 per million enabled an increase in urgent adult DDLTs, alleviating the need for urgent adult LDLTs in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1497-1501
Number of pages5
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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