Funding for this research was provided by:
1.3.5 project for disiplines of excellence, West China Hospital, Sichuan University (No. ZY2017308)
National Major Science and Technology Projects of China (No. 2017ZX10203205-005-002, 2017ZX10203205-001-004)
Received: 31 March 2020
Accepted: 15 November 2020
First Online: 20 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: In our study, the grafts for LT were from donation after the death of citizens according to a new organ acquisition and distribution policy established in China after 2012 [CitationRef removed] and citizens brain or/and cardiac death donation before 2012. No prisoners, or subjects with reduced mental capacity due to illness or age, or minors were included as donors. None of the transplant donors was from a vulnerable population and all donors or next of kin provided written informed consent that was freely given. The protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of the West China Hospital of Sichuan University West China Hospital. Written informed consent was obtained from all the recipients prior to their surgery, and all of donations were voluntary and altruistic in all cases, and were in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.