Successful Transplantation of Donation-after-Cardiac-Death Liver in Recipient with MELD Score of 40

Transplantation 82: 716-717, 2006 –

The utilization of donation-aftercardiac-death (DCD) donors in liver transplantation has been proposed as a way to alleviate the shortage of liver allografts. Although the use of DCD livers is increasing, there has been reluctance because of extended warm ischemic times and possible suboptimal allografts. Therefore these DCD livers tend to be transplanted in “less sick” patients.

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