The pediatric liver transplant program started with cadaveric transplant
in March 1997, and living donor transplants increased after December 1999 (20,21).
For patients who do not have a living donor available, they can opt for deceased donor transplantation (cadaveric transplant
), he said.
Comparison of mortality in all patients on dialysis, patients on dialysis awaiting transplantation, and recipients of a first cadaveric transplant
. N Engl J Med 1999;341:1725-30.
Two types of liver transplant are possible: living donor transplant and cadaveric transplant
. In living donor transplant, a portion of the liver is removed from a healthy person and placed into the patient.
The surgeon said he will establish a cadaveric transplant
unit soon for not only kidneys, but pancreas, lungs and other vital organs.
Due to the bad roads and the lack of drink driving laws, the waiting list for a cadaveric transplant
was shorter than today (living related transplants were less common) and most young people received a transplant, some carrying pagers to make sure that hey did not miss the call.
The average life of a live kidney transplant is 18 years and 14 years for a cadaveric transplant
While waiting for a cadaveric transplant
, I self-cannulated my AV fistula using the buttonhole technique for almost 4 years.
Here's how the procedure eligibility numbers break down: Of 400 patients on the center's cadaveric transplant
waiting list at one point recently only 100 had liver disease sufficiently severe and urgent to qualify for living-donor transplantation, which requires chronic liver disease with decompensation or a small hepatoma.
"We don't believe living donation should be offered as an alternative to a cadaveric transplant
for an adult," Abecassis told Transplant News.
A first cadaveric transplant
was identified in the Wait List file by means of the transplant number equal to one (or zero, to include patient records that were miscoded according to OPTN staff).
Highlighting the importance of cadaveric transplant
, he urged to donate kidneys and other body organs after death as a deceased body can save nine lives.