Liver transplants after euthanasia

Posted July 3, 2019 10:57 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Liver transplants after euthanasia

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionA study published July 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) outlines the advantages of organ donation after euthanasia.The study examined 409 Liver Transplants in Belgium whereby 320 livers (78%) were obtained after brain death, 78 livers (19%) after circulatory death and 11 livers (2.7%) (after euthanasia). The results were:Liver transplantation after donor brain death, circulatory death, or euthanasia resulted in 3-year graft survival of 80.2% (95% CI, 75.4%-84.2%), 82% (95% CI, 71.6%-89%), and 90.9% (95% CI, 50.8%-98.7%) (P = .67) and 3-year patient survival of 86.1% (95% CI, 81.9%-89.5%), 84.6% (95%

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