Archibald noted that each year, about 18,000 cadaveric donors
provide 650,000 allografts for transplantation-frequently cartilage for joint surgeries.
UMC recovered 45 solid organs from 14 different cadaveric donors
during our fiscal period ending in 2000.
Unlike cadaveric donors
(CDs) where the functional value of the organ to the donor is small, LDs must consider the potential long-term healthcare costs associated with donating an organ.
We have the facilities, but what we are lacking is the organs, which is why we are encouraging people to donate, and we are also especially looking for more cadaveric donors
," Dr Rashid mentioned.
The approved draft contained 10 articles that dealt with the administrative and financial matters of SCOT, its functions in harvesting kidneys from living and cadaveric donors
, transplanting them and procedures for post-surgical treatment in various health facilities in the Kingdom.
Additionally, the AMA recently urged Congress to amend the NOTA of 1984 to allow for pilot studies with financial compensation for families of cadaveric donors
as a means to reduce the shortage of organs available for transplant (PR Newswire, 2008).
Some 92% of kidney grafts from cadaveric donors
and 95% of those from living donors are still functioning one-year after transplant.
Moreover islet transplantation requires at least two donor organs for each recipient and therefore its broad application remains limited due to lack of sufficient cadaveric donors
Puzzlingly, some of the staunchest critics of using financial incentives for cadaveric donors
have openly supported expanded use of living donor exchanges.
The supply of cadaveric donors
is at best plateauing and at worse decreasing, which in some ways is a good thing because it means fewer people are dying in road accidents, which is how most organs become available," he said.
The first part deals with the Intensive Care Management of the Liver Transplant Recipient, factors involved with extended criteria cadaveric donors
, acute liver failure and cardiovascular and coagulation issues in end-stage liver patients requiring transplantation.