Donor criteria and evaluation

Clin Chest Med. 1997 Jun;18(2):231-7. doi: 10.1016/s0272-5231(05)70374-9.


Limited donor availability for organ transplantation has led to the progressive reevaluation and liberalization of donor acceptance criteria. This article discusses the existing and expanding criteria for the evaluation and use of donated organs for lung transplantation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Grouping and Crossmatching
  • Brain Death / diagnosis
  • Cause of Death
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Transplantation*
  • Lung Volume Measurements
  • Male
  • Patient Selection*
  • Risk Factors
  • Tissue Donors* / supply & distribution
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / methods
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / standards*