volume 145, issue 5, Pe20200625 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0625
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Mindy B. Statter, Garey Noritz

Abstract: The demand for transplantable solid organs far exceeds the supply of deceased donor organs. Patient selection criteria are determined by individual transplant programs; given the scarcity of solid organs for transplant, allocation to those most likely to benefit takes into consideration both medical and psychosocial factors. Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities have historically been excluded as potential recipients of organ transplants. When a transplant is likely to provide significant h…

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