Organ Allocation

Proceedings of the 30th Conference on Transplantation and Clinical Immunology, 2–4 June, 1998

  • Editors
  • J. L. Touraine
  • J. Traeger
  • H. Bétuel
  • J. M. Dubernard
  • J. P. Revillard
  • C. Dupuy

Part of the Transplantation and Clinical Immunology book series (TRAC, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Overview of organ allocation policies and strategies in different countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Jacquelinet, D. Houssin
      Pages 23-28
    3. M. Cardillo, M. Scalamogna, F. Poli, G. Sirchia
      Pages 29-36
    4. M. Madsen, P. Asmundsson, I. B. Brekke, K. Höckerstedt, P. Kirkegaard, N. H. Persson et al.
      Pages 37-44
    5. P. J. Morris, S. V. Fuggle
      Pages 51-54
  3. Principles underlying current policies in organ allocation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. G. Opelz, T. Wujciak
      Pages 57-60
    3. P. I. Terasaki, J. M. Cecka, D. W. Gjertson, Y. Cho, S. Takemoto
      Pages 67-72
    4. R. A. Sells
      Pages 73-81
  4. Waiting list

About this book


Over the last few years, transplantation knowledge and techniques, as well as insights into pharmacology, have improved, thus enabling greater access to transplantation for patients.
The pool of organs for transplantation is stable, and therefore insufficient to cope with the growing demand. To adjust demand and resources in the most equitable way, organ procurement and allocation have been organized nationally and often across borders. The national and international organ exchange programs were studied and discussed during the Congress on Organ Allocation, from which this book is derived.
This book describes the state of the art in the management of waiting lists and the allocation of organs in transplantation. It includes chapters on the possibilities of expanding the pool of available cadaver organs. It also analyzes the results of transplantation of cadaver organs from older donors and marginal, non-heart beating donors.
Transplantation policies based on the offering of organs by living donors are also described, as is the impact of delayed graft function on organ allocation.


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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6091-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4984-6
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