Session Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Presentation Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Exhibit Hall E
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess organ donation rates among trauma patients over the years utilizing the national organ donation database (UNOS).
METHODS: We performed a 12 year (2001-2012) analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing Database. Trauma patients who donated solid organs were included.
RESULTS: A total of 87,772 organ donors who donated a total of 116,760 solid organs were included. 44.8% (n=39,401) were trauma organ donors. The proportion of trauma patients that donated solid organs declined significantly from 47% in 2001 to 44.8% in 2012 (p-0.04). On sub-analysis, the proportion of elderly (age > 55 years) trauma organ donors increased significantly from 23.18% in 2001 to 29.93% in 2012 (p=0.03). Organs procured per donor remained constant throughout the study period (2001: 2.6, 2012: 2.65, p=0.8).
|DC : discard rate||2001-2005||2006-2012||p- value|
CONCLUSION: The decreasing number of trauma organ donors requires urgent attention. The increasing organ procurement among elderly patients should be further improved with a focused targeted intervention. Aggressive donor management and a national campaign to increase organ procurement in all trauma victims are warranted.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Aziz H, Jie T. The Decreasing Rates of Organ Donation in Trauma Patients: An Analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing Database [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2015; 15 (suppl 3). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/the-decreasing-rates-of-organ-donation-in-trauma-patients-an-analysis-of-the-united-network-for-organ-sharing-database/. Accessed August 12, 2020.
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