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

  5. At-risk donors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. M. Manyalich, C. Cabrer, J. Sanchez, R. Valero, S. Lopez-Coll, D. Paredes
      Pages 147-166
    3. J.-P. Squifflet
      Pages 167-168
  6. Ischemia reperfusion and organ allocation

  7. Living donors and organ allocation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. M. A. Mahmoud
      Pages 269-272
    3. G. Tufveson, J. Wadström, A. Berstzel, I. Fehrman-Ekholm, M. Madsen, G. Tyden
      Pages 273-284
    4. A. Spital
      Pages 297-309
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 311-311

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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