The scarcity of multiple-organ donors for perfused organ transplantation requires cooperation between various transplanting teams to maximize organ retrieval. We have developed a technique for the extraction of a cardiac and separate pulmonary graft from the same donor. These grafts can then be successfully implanted into two separate recipients. Our experience with 9 successful extractions and implantations is recorded.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|