Donor Considerations

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Part of the Organ and Tissue Transplantation book series (OTT)

Abstract

Pediatric liver transplantation is the standard of care for children with end-stage liver disease. Innovations and refinements in surgical technique over the last half century have propelled the field to excellent long-term outcomes posttransplant. Future advances in pediatric allocation and organ utilization will help realize the goal of minimizing persistent pediatric wait-list mortality and morbidity.

Keywords

Pediatric liver transplantation Donor selection Pediatric liver allocation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology and HepatologySeattle Children’s HospitalSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vicky Lee Ng
    • 1
  • John C. Bucuvalas
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Pediatric Liver Care CenterCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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