Marginal Donors

Current and Future Status

  • Takehide Asano
  • Norihide Fukushima
  • Takashi Kenmochi
  • Naoto Matsuno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. History of Marginal Donors in the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norihide Fukushima
      Pages 3-11
  3. Management of Extended Criteria Donors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Norihide Fukushima
      Pages 15-25
  4. Heart Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Norihide Fukushima
      Pages 29-34
    3. Norihide Fukushima
      Pages 35-47
  5. Lung Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Takahiro Oto
      Pages 57-64
    3. Yasushi Hoshikawa, Yoshinori Okada, Tatsuaki Watanabe, Takashi Kondo
      Pages 65-74
    4. Hiroshi Date
      Pages 75-83
  6. Liver Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Paolo Muiesan, Francesca Tinti, Anna Paola Mitterhofer
      Pages 87-101
    3. Naoto Matsuno, Shin Enosawa
      Pages 103-122
    4. Masahiko Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Furukawa
      Pages 123-131
    5. Hiroto Egawa
      Pages 133-137
  7. Kidney Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Srikanth Reddy, Rutger Ploeg
      Pages 141-146

About this book


In response to persistent donor organ shortages, organs from marginal donors, such as expanded criteria donors (ECD) and donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors, are now accepted and have been successfully transplanted, reducing the waiting times for transplantation. Especially in Japan, transplantation of DCD kidneys has a relatively long history because of the difficulty or lack of national consensus in accepting brain death, which has made it possible to accumulate considerable clinical experience. Thus, the current organ shortage has stimulated interest in the use of marginal donors for transplantation.

This book, prepared by distinguished authorities in their fields, is intended for clinicians and researchers. It highlights the use of marginal donors as a comparatively novel source of transplantation organs and provides a thorough overview of marginal donors from their historical origins to recent clinical applications, including the state-of-the-art science of organ/donor management, procurement, and preservation. Also provided is valuable information on ABO-incompatible donors which extend the availability of donor sources. Each chapter offers an individual analysis of the optimal requirements for the safe management and preservation of organs, including the heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, and pancreatic islets.


Donation after Cardiac Death Expanded Criteria Donor Marginal Donors Organ Procurement Organ Transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Takehide Asano
    • 1
  • Norihide Fukushima
    • 2
  • Takashi Kenmochi
    • 3
  • Naoto Matsuno
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Clinical Research CenterChiba-East National Hospital,ChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Therapeutics for End-Stage Organ DysfunctionOsaka University Graduate School of MedicineSuitaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Organ Transplant SurgeryFujita Health UniversityAichiJapan
  4. 4.Division for Innovative Surgery and TransplantationNational Center for Child Health and DevelopmentSetagaya-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54483-8
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54484-5
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