Extended-donor criteria liver allografts

Barbara Alkofer, Benjamin Samstein, James V. Guarrera, Cindy Kin, Dominique Jan, Sarah Bellemare, Milan Kinkhabwala, Robert Brown, Jean C. Emond, John F. Renz

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Extended-donor criteria liver allografts do not meet traditional criteria for transplantation. Although these organs offer immediate expansion of the donor pool, transplantation of extended-donor criteria liver allografts increases potential short- and long-term risk to the recipient. This risk may manifest as impaired allograft function or donor-transmitted disease. Guidelines defining this category of donor, level of acceptable risk, principles of consent, and post-transplantation surveillance have not been defined. This article reviews the utilization, ethical considerations, and outcomes of extended-donor criteria liver allografts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-233
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in liver disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Extended-donor criteria
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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