Strategy 3: Maximize Clinical Opportunities

Clinical opportunities will be maximized if we can assure program growth through effective partnerships with referring teams and OPOs to optimize all aspects of the transplant pathway including patient acceptance, waiting list management, pre-transplant recipient care, donor evaluation, and donor management.

To read more details about this strategy download the full Resource Guide, click here.

We are accepting submissions as potential contributions to the Transplant Resource Tools. Please email The Alliance at with any submissions.

This strategy is currently under review and revision.

  • Best Practices in Living Kidney Donation Consensus Conference Executive Summarydownload – June 5-6 2014
  • Increasing Organ Acceptance Rates Through Data Review and Risk Stratificationdownload – by Sandy Felty, Lynette Martin del Campo, Sharon Norfles
  • Organ Donation following Cardiac Death Policydownload – The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • A Comprehensive Risk Quantification Score for Deceased Donor Kidneys: The Kidney Donor Risk Index – article – Rao PS, Schaubel DE, Guidinger MK, et al. (2009), Transplantation, 88(2): 231-236. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181ac620b.
  • A Risk Prediction Model for Delayed Graft Function in the Current Era of Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation – article – Irish WD, Ilsley JN, Schnitzler MA, et al. (2010), Am J Transplant, 10(10): 2279-2286. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03179.x.
  • A Simplified Donor Risk Index for Predicting Outcome After Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation – article – Watson CJ, Johnson RJ, Birch R, et al. (2012), Transplantation, 93(3): 314-318. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31823f14d4.
  • An Analysis of the Lack of Donor Pancreas Utilization From Younger Adult Organ Donors – article – Wiseman AC, Wainright JL, Sleeman E, et al. (2010), Transplantation, 90(5): 475-480. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181e9fea4.
  • Comparison of Recipient Outcomes Following Transplant From Local Versus Imported Pancreas Donors – article – Finger EB, Radosevich DM, Bland BJ, et al. (2012), Am J Transplant, 12(2): 447-457. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03828.x. Epub 2011 Nov 9. 
  • Donor Brain Death Time and Impact on Outcomes in Heart Transplantation – article – Marasco S, Kras A, Schulberg E, et al. (2013), Transplant Proc, 45(1): 33-37. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.08.008. 
  • Donor Predictors of Allograft Use and Recipient Outcomes After Heart Transplantation – article – Khush KK, Menza R, Nguyen J, et al. (2013), 6(20): 300-309. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.112.000165. Epub 2013 Feb 7.
  • Donor risk score and baseline biopsy CADI value predict kidney graft outcome – article – Kahu J, Kyllönen L, Räisänen-Sokolowski A, Salmela K. (2011), Clin Transplant, 25(3): E276-283. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2011.01401.x. Epub 2011 Feb 9.
  • Factors Associated With Primary Graft Failure After Heart Transplantation – article – Russo MJ, Iribarne A, Hong KN, et al. (2010), Transplantation, 90(40: 444-450. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181e6f1eb.
  • How to Recognize a Suitable Pancreas Donor: A Eurotransplant Study of Preprocurement Factors – article – Vinkers MT, Rahmel AO, Slot MC, et al. (2008), Transplant Proc, 40(50): 1275-1278. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2008.03.142. 
  • Impact of High-Dose Inotropic Donor Support on Early Myocardial Necrosis and Outcomes in Cardiac Transplantation – article – Nixon JL, Kfoury AG, Brunisholz K, et al. (2012), Clin Transplant, 26(2): 322-327. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2011.01504.x. Epub 2011 Oct 10. 
  • Machine Perfusion or Cold Storage in Deceased-Donor Kidney Transplantation – article – Moers C, Smits JM, Maathuis MH, et al. (2009), N Engl J Med, 360(1): 7-19. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0802289.
  • Machine Perfusion or Cold Storage in Deceased-Donor Kidney Transplantation- Letter to the Editor – article – Moers C, Pirenne J, Paul A, Ploeg RJ. (2012), N Engl J Med, 366: 770-771. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1111038.
  • Machine Perfusion Versus Cold Storage for the Preservation of Kidneys Donated After Cardiac Death: A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial – article – Jochmans I, Moers C, Smits JM, et al. (2010), Ann Surg, 252(5): 756-764. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181ffc256.
  • Preservation of the Donor Pancreas for Whole Pancreas and Islet Transplantation – article – Ridgway D, Manas D, Shaw J, White S. (2010), Clin Transplant, 24(1): 1-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2009.01151.x. Epub 2009 Dec 14.
  • Risk Factor Analysis of Late Survival After Heart Transplantation According to Donor Profile: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study of 512 Transplants – article – Fiorelli AI, Branco JN, Dinkhuysen JJ, et al. (2012), Transplant Proc, 44(8): 2469-2472. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.07.025. 
  • Systematic Evaluation of Pancreas Allograft Quality, Outcomes and Geographic Variation in Utilization – article – Axelrod DA, Sung RS, Meyer KH, et al. (2010), Am J Transplant, 10(4): 837-845. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02996.x. Epub 2010 Feb 1.