Strategies for evaluation of suitable donors: Italian experience

TitleStrategies for evaluation of suitable donors: Italian experience
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsVenettoni S, Emilio SC, Scalamogna M, Grossi P, Gianelli A, Grigioni W, Ciancio BC, Rossi M, Gabbrielli F, Rizzato L, Costa AN
JournalAnnals of transplantation : quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
Pagination15 - 6
ISSN1425-9524 (Print) 1425-9524 (Linking)
Accession Number15478905
Keywords*Patient Selection, *Tissue Donors, Humans, Infection / transmission, Italy, Neoplasms, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Retrospective Studies, Risk Assessment, Safety

Italy was lacking standardised procedures for donor safety evaluation. We developed practice guidelines, while a panel of experts coordinated by the National Transplant Centre, is available 24 hours a day to support decisions in difficult cases. The guidelines identify five levels of risk and give recommendations for the utilization of donors with HBV and HCV infections as well as for malignancies with negligible or very low risk of transmission. In conclusion we aim to standardize the process of donor evaluation across Italy, to increase the pool of utilised donors and to reduce the risk of communicable disease transmission.

Alternate JournalAnn Transplant
Notify Library Reference ID1589

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