Tissue procurement and transplantation are rarely taken into account as indicators of the efficiency of a regional donor procurement network. We present herein a retrospective review on Tuscany tissue procurement activities from 2004 until 2006. In 2003 the Tuscan Regional Government appointed a transplantation service authority to reorganize all regional donation and transplantation activities: the Organizzazione Toscana Trapianti (OTT). The regional tissue procurement network was based on either brain death (BD) and cardiac death (CD) donors under the responsibility of in-hospital transplantation coordinators (IHTCs). From 2004 to 2006, a total of 397 tissue donors were procured in Tuscany, and 4151 tissue transplantations were performed: 2909 skin grafts, 1209 bone grafts, and 33 heart valves. Over the same period, a total of 2116 cornea donors were procured; 4117 corneas were retrieved; 1779 were fit for transplantation, and 1418 were transplanted. Based on our experience, implementation of tissue procurement requires use of BD donors and paramount organizational efforts from IHTCs.
|Autori:||FILIPPONI F; DE SIMONE P; SAVIOZZI A; BOZZI G|
|Titolo:||Tissue procurement and transplantation: a Tuscany perspective|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|