LifePort kidney transporter: a portable donor kidney transporter/ perfuser

Mundy L, Hiller JE
Record ID 32011000734
Authors' recomendations: The LifePort® appears to be effective in increasing the donor pool for kidney transplantation to enable the use of beating and non-beating heart donors. Only one small scale study was assessed, comparing the use of two different preservation methods on kidneys received from the same donor. Significant differences in viability were observed when the LifePort® was used compared to conventional cold storage. The portability of the LifePort® may result in a larger number of transplants being achieved between states and New Zealand.Based on the good quality, albeit small evidence base and the obvious benefits to the patient of receiving a viable, functioning kidney transplant, and the possibility of increasing the number of organs exchanged between countries and states, HealthPACT recommended that this technology be monitored.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2008
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Kidney
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Perfusion
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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