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Author Topic: Should We Start Transporting Donated Livers Across the U.S.?  (Read 5957 times)

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Should We Start Transporting Donated Livers Across the U.S.?
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:14:10 pm »
Under current organ allocation policies in the United States, livers are offered at the *regional level first* to candidates who are considered most at risk of death (status 1) and/or those with a Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score of 35 or more; livers are *then* offered to candidates on organ wait-lists.

But, a new study shows that transporting donated organs by flying works just as well as driving when it comes to organ quality outcomes. Could this help push medical systems to share their donated organs more broadly with the patients who need them the most, regardless of their location?

Read more: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/organ_sharing_analysis_2831_26179.shtml

 


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