Table 3

Summary of donor and transplant characteristics for adult elective first ever liver only deceased donor transplants: 1 January 2006–31 December 2017

VariablesSWLUKCH (Ex. SWLU)National (Ex. KCH and SWLU)SWLU versus KCH (P value)* (Ex. SWLU)SWLU versus national (P value)* (Ex. KCH and SWLU)
Patients (n) 17212464722
Donor characteristics
SexMale106 (62%)679 (54%)2508 (53%)0.09 0.03
Female66 (38%)567 (46%)2214 (47%)
EthnicityWhite164 (95%)1162 (93%)4480 (95%)0.30.4
Non-white8 (5%)84 (7%)242 (5%)
Donor typeDBD132 (77%)905 (73%)3742 (79%)0.30.4
DCD40 (23%)341 (27%)980 (21%)
ABO matchIdentical172 (100%)1230 (99%)4650 (98%)0.30.3
Compatible0 (0%)15 (1%)69 (1%)
Incompatible0 (0%)1 (0%)3 (0%)
Age (years)Median (IQR)51 (38–62.5)53 (41–64)49 (37–60)0.30.08
BMI (kg/m2)Median (IQR)26.1 (23.6–30.1)25.5 (23.1–28.7)25.7 (23.1–28.7) 0.04 0.05
Transplant characteristics
Graft typeWhole155 (90%)1133 (91%)4349 (92%)0.70.3
Segment17 (10%)113 (9%)373 (8%)
Cold ischaemia time (hours)Median (IQR)8.5 (7–10)8.5 (7–10)8.4 (7–10)0.50.7
Time to transplant (days)Median (IQR)156 (72–338)137 (55–293075 (27–181)0.11 < 0.0001
Range2–11590–24250–2307
  • Bold text indicates significant results.

  • *Fisher’s exact or χ2 p values for categorical data and Kruskal-Wallis p values for continuous data (p<0.05 considered statistically significant).

  • DBD, donor after brain death; DCD, donor after circulatory death; Ex., excluded; KCH, King’s College Hospital; SWLU, South West Liver Unit.