Donor Lung Procurement by Surgical Fellow With an Expectation of High Rate of Lung Utilisation

Hassiba Smail, Pankaj Saxena, Andreas Wallinder, Enjarn Lin, Gregory I. Snell, Jamie Hobson, Adam D. Zimmet, Silvana F. Marasco, David C. McGiffin

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There is an ever increasing demand for donor lungs in patients waiting for transplantation. Lungs of many potential donors will be rejected if the standard criteria for donor assessment are followed. We have expanded our donor lung pool by accepting marginal donors and establishing a donation after circulatory death program. We have achieved comparable results using marginal donors and accepting donor lungs following donation after circulatory death. We present our assessment and technical guidelines on lung procurement taking into consideration an increasingly complex cohort of lung donors. These guidelines form the basis of the lung procurement training program involving surgical Fellows at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)961-966
Number of pages6
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Lung donor
  • Lung procurement
  • Surgical Fellows

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