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Dr Jonathan Smith
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© 2020 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. The number of potential pediatric heart transplant recipients continues to exceed the number of donors, and consequently the waitlist mortality remains significant. Despite this, around 40% of all donated organs are not used and are discarded. This document (62 authors from 53 institutions in 17 countries) evaluates factors responsible for discarding donor hearts and makes recommendations regarding donor heart acceptance. The aim of this statement is to ensure that no usable donor heart is discarded, waitlist mortality is reduced, and post-transplant survival is not adversely impacted.
Author(s): Kirk R, Dipchand AI, Davies RR, Miera O, Chapman G, Conway J, Denfield S, Gossett JG, Johnson J, McCulloch M, Schweiger M, Zimpfer D, Ablonczy L, Adachi I, Albert D, Alexander P, Amdani S, Amodeo A, Azeka E, Ballweg J, Beasley G, Bohmer J, Butler A, Camino M, Castro J, Chen S, Chrisant M, Christen U, Danziger-Isakov L, Das B, Everitt M, Feingold B, Fenton M, Garcia-Guereta L, Godown J, Gupta D, Irving C, Joong A, Kemna M, Khulbey SK, Kindel S, Knecht K, Lal AK, Lin K, Lord K, Moller T, Nandi D, Niesse O, Peng DM, Perez-Blanco A, Punnoose A, Reinhardt Z, Rosenthal D, Scales A, Scheel J, Shih R, Smith J, Smits J, Thul J, Weintraub R, Zangwill S, Zuckerman WA
Publication type: Editorial
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Print publication date: 01/04/2020
Online publication date: 31/01/2020
Acceptance date: 02/04/2018
ISSN (print): 1053-2498
ISSN (electronic): 1557-3117
Publisher: Elsevier USA
PubMed id: 32088108