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An 11 - Year Overview of the belgian donor and transplant statistics bsed on a consecutive yearly data follow-up and comparing two periods : 1997 to 2005 versus 2006 to 2007
Van Gelder, F. [> >]
Delbouille, Marie-Hélène mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Vandervennet, M. [> >]
Van Beeumen, G. [> >]
Van Deynse, D. [> >]
Angenon, E. [> >]
Amerijkx, B. [> >]
Donckier, V. [> >]
Transplantation Proceedings
Elsevier Science
Yes (verified by ORBi)
New York
[en] Background. The Belgian Transplant Coordinators Section is responsible for the yearly
data follow-up concerning donor and transplantation statistics in Belgium and presents
herein a 10-year overview.
Methods. The procurement and transplant statistics were compared between 2 periods:
Period 1 (P1, 1997–2005) versus Period 2 (P2, 2006–2007).
Results. The kidney and liver waiting lists (P1 vs P2) showed an overall decrease for a
period of 2 consecutive years in P2; kidney ( 170 patients; 18%), and liver ( 83
patients; 34%). All other waiting lists (heart, lung, pancreas) remained stable. Mean ED
further increased (P1 vs P2); 229 (P1) versus 280 (P2, 22.27%). Non–heart-beating
donors were significantly ( 288%) more often procured in P2. Mean donor age was 37.9
17.8 years (P1) versus 46.5 19.9 years (P2), and mean organ yield per donor was 3.48
1.7 (P1) versus 3.38 1.8 (P2). Overall transplant activity per million inhabitants increased
Conclusion. For 2 consecutive years, the Belgian statistics showed significantly increased
donor activity with an impact on waiting list dynamics and transplantation. The mean
organ yield per donor was not influenced despite an increased average age and change in
reason for death.
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