Organ Donation and Organ Donors: Issues, Challenges and Perspectives


Reza F. Saidi (Editor)
Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA

Series: Organ Transplantation Research Horizons
BISAC: MED085070

Clinical transplantation is still in the infancy stage with less than 60 years history. Despite recent successes, there are still several unresolved problems. This book tries to tackle some of these problems such as organ shortage, live donation, expanding the donor pool, ethical and legal issues regarding brain death concepts, the consent for donation process, and the use of human tissue for transplantation. The diversity of authors with different backgrounds such as physicians, philosophers, and ethicists, makes this book unique. The book tries to comprehensively discuss different issues from different angles that transplantation faces today. This book has 12 chapters discussing a wide variety of topics related to organ donors and donation. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Challenges of Organ Shortage: Solutions and Opportunities
(Reza F. Saidi and S. Kamran Hejazi Kenari, Division of Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA, and others)

Chapter 2: Donor Assessment and Management for Maximizing Organ Availability
(Norihide Fukushima, Department of Therapeutics for End-Stage Organ Dysfunction, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan)
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Chapter 3: Brain Death: Challenges and Management
(H. Aziz and B. Joseph, Department of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery, The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tuczon, AZ, USA)

Chapter 4: Expanding the Donor Pool in Liver Transplantation: Influence of Ischemia-Reperfusion
(M.B. Jiménez-Castro, M. Elias-Miró and C. Peralta, Institut d´Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain, and others)
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Chapter 5: Improved Detection of Donor-Specific Anti-HLA Antibodies and Increased Reliability of Pre- and Post-Transplant Cross-Matching Relevant for Organ Allograft Survival Through the Use of Novel Solid Phase-Based Assays
(Gerald Schlaf, Beatrix Pollok-Kopp and Wolfgang Altermann, Tissue Typing Laboratory, University Hospital, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and others)
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Chapter 6: Long-Term Follow-Up of Living Kidney Donors: Quality of Life Analyses After Donation
(Archil Chkhotua, Tika Pantsulaia and Laurent Managadze, National Centre of Urology, Tbilisi, Georgia, and others)

Chapter 7: Organ Donation and Whole-Cell Bioprocessing in the Swiss Fetal Progenitor Cell Transplantation Platform
(Lee Ann Applegate, Delphine Weber, Jeanne-Pascale Simon, Corinne Scaletta, Nathalie Hirt-Burri, Anthony de Buys Roessingh and Wassim Raffoul, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Unit of Regenerative Medicine, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, and others)

Chapter 8: Use of Human Tissue for Transplantation: Ethical and Legal Issues
(Barbara Louise Neades, Patricia Perry, Lynn Kilbride, Gillian Aitken, Gordon Hill and Lynn Kilbride, Edinburgh Napier University, School of Nursing Midwifery and Health and Social Care, Faculty of Heath Life and Social Sciences, Sighthill Campus, Sighthill Court, Edinburgh, Scotland)

Chapter 9: Organ Donation and the Death Concept: Anthropological and Philosophical Views
(Jacques Cabaret, INRA, UMR1282 Infectiologie et Santé Publique, Nouzilly, France, and others)

Chapter 10: Organ “Donor” Protection: Proposed Measures to Curb Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism
(Debra Budiani-Saberi, Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions (COFS), Washington, DC, USA, and others)

Chapter 11: The Anatomy of Justice: Ethics, Law and Consent in Organ Donation
(Seán Columb, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Chapter 12: Current Situation and Prospect of Chinese Organ Donation
(Weiguo Sui, Can Zheng and Yong Dai, Kidney Transplantation and HemoPurification Center, Hospital, Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi, People’s Republic of China, and others)


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