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Comment & Response
July 24, 2019

Safety and Benefit of Using Liver Grafts From Older Donors

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  • 1Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  • 2Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
JAMA Surg. 2019;154(10):978. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2183

To the Editor I read with interest the recent study by Haugen et al1 whereby the authors observed a trend toward a decrease in the use of liver grafts from older donors despite an improvement in graft loss and mortality among recipients of older donors. They further attributed the improvement in transplant outcomes to better donor-to-recipient matching. Hence, the authors concluded that these observations support the increased and more liberal use of liver grafts from older donors.

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