Clinical Articles

The gift of life – increasing the use of donated hearts

In 2019, around Australia there were 367 heart donors but only 112 hearts were transplanted. Improving the use of donated organs is an area of clear unmet need. Unlike brain-dead donors, some donors suffer a circulatory death (DCD), where the heart has ceased beating. Hearts from these donors have traditionally been considered too high risk to be transplanted and thought likely to yield poor recipient outcomes.... Read More...