About the book
The goal of this book is to provide a detailed overview of the current status and the biggest challenges in the field of organ donation and organ transplantation. The first part of the book will present the donation process, including surgical, legal, and ethical issues, as well as different types of donors and the advantages and disadvantages in each case, in addition to the surgical issues involved. The next part of the book will present information regarding the current status and future challenges of renal and hepatic transplantation. Specifically, the issues that will be addressed will include donor choice, recipient choice, determining priority and differences around the globe, technical advice regarding the surgery and potential complications, immunological issues, strategies to increase donation, and preservation pumps. The audience for this book will be as broad as possible. The target audience will be a combination of transplant physicians and surgeons, scientists involved in basic science having to do with transplantation, and various other related fields.