International pediatric transplant association (IPTA) guidance on developing and/or expanding pediatric solid organ transplantation programs in low- and middle-income countries

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International pediatric transplant association (IPTA) guidance on developing and/or expanding pediatric solid organ transplantation programs in low- and middle-income countries


JournalPediatric Transplantation
Article typeJournal research article – Clinical research
Publication date – Dec – 2022
Authors – Hanh D. Vo, Fiona Mackie, Mignon McCulloch, Raymond Reding, the IPTA Outreach Committee
KeywordsLow-and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC), Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA), solid organ transplantation (SOT)
Open access – Yes
SpecialityHealth policy, Other, Paediatric surgery
World region Global

Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on December 13, 2022 at 12:40 am
Abstract:

Pediatric solid organ transplantation (SOT) is a preferred treatment for medically suitable children with end-stage organ failure. Still, many of them have no access to transplantation owing to socioeconomic constraints or lack of transplant facilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Establishing pediatric SOT programs in LMIC offers children the opportunities to receive transplant care in more familiar home environments as well as help curtail transplant tourism and improve transplant outcomes as pediatric transplantation would be performed ethically and legally. The International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) is a professional organization aiming to promote safe, ethical, and high-quality pediatric transplantation worldwide. This society paper describes major obstacles to pediatric SOT in LMIC and provides guidance on developing and/or expanding pediatric SOT programs in such countries. We also summarize available resources from the IPTA Outreach Program to help establish and support pediatric SOT programs in LMIC.

OSI Number – 21838

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