Optimizing the liver/kidney organ donation waiting list in Antalya using maxsat and graph model
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Organ transplantation has become an increasing need in the world and in our country. Organ transplantation is completed by taking healthy and matched organs from living or cadaver donors and transplanting them to the recipient. Different approaches are sought for solutions to the organ transplant waiting list and matching problem in the world and in Turkey. The number of people waiting for organs is many times higher than the number of organ donors, and the difference is increasing every year. In this project, we research and learn all the details of the organ transplantation system in Turkey, in particular the computer network where the organ waiting list and matching is processed, coordinated locally at Akdeniz University Prof. Dr. Tuncer KARPUZOĞLU organ transplantation center with the help of its coordinator and Lecturer Nilgün Bilal. We work to identify problems and improve the system when applicable. We apply a new optimization method (MaxSAT method) to the organ waiting list and organ donation matching problem, on which second author worked with Researcher Felip Manyà (UAB-IIIA/CSIC- Spain) at the university in Spain on her Erasmus internship. Alternatively, we also consider approaching the problem using other industrial engineering techniques such as stochastic modeling. We then compare the results in different techniques to improve the system.