Following the TLJ 2.0 event last November, two important papers have been published in Transplant International focusing on the meeting’s Workstream 4: Normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) in donation after circulatory death (DCD). One paper concerns a systematic review and meta-analyses of NRP in DCD donation, with the other focuses on a consensus statement on the topic.
NRP in donation after circulatory death has been introduced in clinical practice in some of the European countries with active DCD programmes. In contrast to direct organ procurement, NRP restores the circulation in the abdominal or thoraco-abdominal cavity and has been associated with improved organ utilisation and reduced post-transplant complications.
Click here to access “Consensus statement on normothermic regional perfusion in donation after circulatory death: report from the European Society for Organ Transplantation’s Transplant Learning Journey”
In addition, another paper from the Patients Learning Workstream has been published in Transplant International, focusing on the pathway for collaboration between transplant healthcare professionals and organ recipients.