Extending the criteria for acceptable organ donors: balancing the risks

Sakhee Kotecha and Trevor J Williams
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50370
Published online: 4 November 2019

Understanding the low risk of blood‐borne virus infections in donors could help expand the pool of available organs

Solid organ donation and transplantation rates in Australia have increased in recent years, but demand continues to exceed supply.1 Morbidity and mortality for people on the waiting list remain problems, and strategies to expand the donor pool include accepting donations after circulatory death and adopting extended criteria for acceptable donors.2

  • Sakhee Kotecha1
  • Trevor J Williams1,2

  • 1 Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC


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