|Title:||Analysis of Heart Donation for Cardiac Transplantation at the National Taiwan University Hospital: Fifteen-Year Cases Review||Authors:||LIAO, WEN-CHUN
KO, WEN- JE
|Issue Date:||2004||Journal Volume:||v.36||Journal Issue:||n.8||Start page/Pages:||2365-2368||Source:||TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS||Abstract:||
Abstract The demand for organ transplantation is disparate to the supply of organ donors. The organ shortage is a limitation for transplantation. This study analyzed the status of heart donors at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) from July 1987 through November 2001 using registry records. One hundred ninety-four total heart donors yielded about 25 donors per year in the late era (years of 1995–2001). The majority of heart donors were men (78.4%) of O blood type (46.9%) with a mean age of 29.8 (SD = 11.9) years. Though head injury was the main source of heart donors (78.4%), cerebrovascular accident patients have increased (15%) since 1995. However, the number of donors from head injury decreased in the year of 1997, when Taiwan passed a law to force motorcycle drivers to wear safety helmets. The average interval from brain death to donation was 75.4 (SD = 71.2) hours. One hundred fifty-six (80.4%) of the 194 donor hearts came from outside hospitals. However, the majority of heart transplantations (166 cases, 85.6%) were done at the NTUH. Implementing a program for a smooth donation and organ procurement processes should provide better donor management in cardiac transplantation
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