The Marginal Liver Donor and Organ Preservation Strategies

  • Coney Bae
  • Scot D. Henry
  • Giridhar Vedula
  • James V. Guarrera


According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) data, as of December 2010, 4,448 liver transplants have been performed with 16,118 patients on the waiting list in the same year [1]. The advances in patient and donor selection, surgical techniques, immunosuppression, organ preservation, and critical care management have made lifesaving liver transplantation possible to those with irrevocable liver damage and acute liver failure. Yet the scarcity of organs continues to be a major obstacle to greater application of liver transplantation (Fig. 15.1).


Organ Preservation Cold Ischemic Time Donation After Cardiac Death Split Liver Transplant Hypothermic Machine Perfusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Coney Bae
    • 1
  • Scot D. Henry
    • 1
  • Giridhar Vedula
    • 1
  • James V. Guarrera
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Molecular Therapies and Organ Preservation Research Laboratory, Department of SurgeryColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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