The current supply of acceptable donor livers is not sufficient to meet the demands of listed patients awaiting transplantation resulting in thousands of deaths each year. Increased utilization of marginal livers may help alleviate this supply/demand mismatch by expanding the donor liver pool. The current status of liver transplantation using marginal donor grafts and efforts to optimize usage are discussed with attention to elderly donors, steatotic livers, donors after circulatory death, and split liver grafts.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Oct|
- Expanding the donor pool
- Liver transplantation
- Marginal organs
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