Impact of retransplantation on organ allocation in France

  • Ylana Chalem
  • Jean-Louis Golmard
  • Didier Houssin
Part of the Transplantation and Clinical Immunology book series (TRAC, volume 29)


In France, organ retransplantation represents a small proportion of all organ transplantations, but becomes a significant difficulty when considering the allocation of a limited number of organs. In fact, the results of organ retransplantations are grosso modo inferior to those of first transplantations. Failures of retransplantations have many causes including surgical complications, immunosuppression, rejection, and often the bad consequences of a long standing disease. Little place is specifically devoted to retransplantation in organ allocation rules. The impact of retransplantation on organ allocation is in fact very largely linked to the medical decision of the transplant team, a decision which certainly would gain to be better analysed.


Liver Transplantation Initial Decision Transplant Team Organ Allocation Liver Retransplantation 
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  • Ylana Chalem
  • Jean-Louis Golmard
  • Didier Houssin

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