Use of liver grafts from older donors presents similar survival outcomes as grafts from younger donor age. Therefore, it offers a viable option to expand the donor pool and increase number of OLTs.
However, there is higher incidence of retransplantation due to primary graft non-function, and longer hospital length of stay observed in the older donor age group.
Further studies using larger patient populations are needed to validate our results.
Recommended CitationMahendraraj, Krishnaraj; Castro, Jorge H.; Devitt, Sean; Gorn, Chad; Doria, Cataldo; Frank, Adam; Maley, Warren; and Ramirez, Carlo G., "Utilizing Livers from Donors Older Than 65: A Single Center Experience" (2011). Department of Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 40.