Title: Donor categories : Heart-beating, non-heart-beating and living donors; Evolution within the last 10 years in UZ Leuven and Collaborative Donor Hospitals
Authors: Van Gelder, F ×
de Roey, J
Desschans, B
Van Hees, D
Aerts, Raymond
Monbaliu, Diethard
De Pauw, L
Coosemans, Willy
Pirenne, Jacques #
Issue Date: Feb-2008
Publisher: Acta medical belgica
Series Title: Acta Chirurgica Belgica vol:108 issue:1 pages:35-38
Abstract: Over the past 10 years, the University Hospitals Leuven and their group of Collaborative Donor Hospitals (similar to 20) have tried to maximize their contribution to the national and Eurotransplant donor pool. In this time period, 1042 potential donors and 703 effective donors were coordinated and their organs allocated through Eurotransplant. This activity represented similar to 30% of the national donor pool and similar to 32% of the national organ pool. For Belgium, the non-heart-beating donor activity represented 11.38% of all donors in 2006. Since 1997, 167 potential live donors have been screened in our center. Of these, 48 transplants (28.74%) (39 kidneys - 9 livers) have been performed. A boost of screened candidates was seen over the last 3 years, with a 500% increase of records being evaluated. Although the Belgian live donation activity remains one of the lowest in the world, there has been a clear increase over the last 3 years with about 10% of all kidney transplant activity originating now from live donors.
ISSN: 0001-5458
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Abdominal Transplantation
Abdominal Surgical Oncology
Thoracic Surgery
Laboratory of Nephrology
× corresponding author
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