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.
Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.
Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.
Err on the side of full disclosure.
If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.
Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.
Goh BKP. Safety and Benefit of Using Liver Grafts From Older Donors. JAMA Surg. 2019;154(10):978. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2183
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: