Question 8#

Heart transplant donors and recipients are matched using the following criteria EXCEPT:

A. Status on the UNOS waiting list
B. Gender
C. Blood type
D. Size

Correct Answer is B


Once a potential deceased donor is identified, the surgeon reviews the status report and screening examination results. The donor is initially matched to the recipient per the recipient's status on the UNOS waiting list, the size match, and the blood type. Results of the donor's serologic testing, echocardiography, chest X-ray, hemodynamic testing, and possibly coronary artery evaluation are assessed, in order to determine whether or not the donor's heart can withstand up to 4 hours of cold ischemic time during procurement, transport, and surgery.