New study of DCD liver transplantations finds no significant link between donor age and organ survival

Organ donation after circulatory death (DCD), in which transplant organs are taken from donors after ay period of no blood circulation or oxygenation, is often considered inferior to donation after brain death, in which circulation and oxygenation are maintained until organs are removed for transplantation. Currently, the use of livers from DCD donors remains controversial, particularly with donors with advanced age.

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New study of DCD liver transplantations finds no significant link between donor age and organ survival

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