Expanding the donor pool for liver transplantation with marginal donors

Nicolas Goldaracena, J. Michael Cullen, Dong Sik Kim, Burcin Ekser, Karim J. Halazun

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The current supply of acceptable donor livers is not sufficient to meet the demands of listed patients awaiting transplantation resulting in thousands of deaths each year. Increased utilization of marginal livers may help alleviate this supply/demand mismatch by expanding the donor liver pool. The current status of liver transplantation using marginal donor grafts and efforts to optimize usage are discussed with attention to elderly donors, steatotic livers, donors after circulatory death, and split liver grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery
StatePublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Expanding the donor pool
  • Liver transplantation
  • Marginal organs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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