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This article addresses the ethical concerns that arise in the implementation of uDCD. RECENT FINDINGS: The first ethical concern is that associated with the determination of an irreversible cardiac arrest. Professionals must strictly adhere to local protocols and international standards on advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation, independent of their participation in an uDCD program. Cardiac compression and mechanical ventilation are extended beyond futility during the transportation of potential uDCD donors to the hospital with the sole purpose of preserving organs. Importantly, potential donors remain monitored while...
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Organ Transplant Source Type: research
Abstract The transplantation of organs is one of the most successful medical advances in recent decades, and transplantation is the treatment of choice for severe organ failure worldwide. Despite this situation and the general acknowledgment of organ donation (OD) as a global priority, the demand for organs outstrips the supply in virtually every country in the world. The study aims to elucidate whether age, gender and religion influence decision-making about organ donation in religious Muslims living in Sweden Data were collected through three group interviews using open-ended questions and qualitative content analysis....
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
This article addresses the ethical concerns that arise in the implementation of uDCD. Recent findings The first ethical concern is that associated with the determination of an irreversible cardiac arrest. Professionals must strictly adhere to local protocols and international standards on advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation, independent of their participation in an uDCD program. Cardiac compression and mechanical ventilation are extended beyond futility during the transportation of potential uDCD donors to the hospital with the sole purpose of preserving organs. Importantly, potential donors remain monitored while be...
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Surgery Tags: ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF ALLOCATION: Edited by David A. Axelrod Source Type: research
AbstractThe dead donor rule (DDR) originally stated that organ donors must not be killed by and for organ donation. Scholars later added the requirement that vital organs should not be procured before death. Some now argue that the DDR is breached in donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD) programs. DCDD programs do not breach the original version of the DDR because vital organs are procured only after circulation has ceased permanently as a consequence of withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy. We hold that the original rendition of the DDR banning killing by and for organ donation is the fundamental norm ...
Source: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
AbstractUse of organs from donors previously or currently infected with hepatitis C virus is gaining interest in the transplantation realm.Purpose of ReviewHere we will outline the historical perspectives for discarding such organs, review the reasons for revitalized interest in their use, and highlight available data on the use of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-viremic grafts in transplantation. We will summarize arguments supporting and against such practices and offer our recommendations.Recent FindingsHCV can now be safely and effectively treated post transplantation with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). Several reports are h...
Source: Current Hepatitis Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Families play an essential role in deceased organ procurement. As the person cannot directly communicate his or her wishes regarding donation, the family is often the only source of information regarding consent or refusal. We provide a systematic description and analysis of the different roles the family can play, and actions the family can take, in the organ procurement process across different jurisdictions and consent systems. First, families can inform or update healthcare professionals about a person’s donation wishes. Second, families can authorize organ procurement in the absence of deceased’s preferenc...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
A team at the University of Maryland is developing drone technology to deliver organs faster and give doctors timely updates on their transit.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Kidneys Organ Donation Transplants Drones (Pilotless Planes) United Network for Organ Sharing University of Maryland Joseph Scalea Trina Glispy Source Type: news
This article addresses the ethical concerns that arise in the implementation of uDCD. RECENT FINDINGS: The first ethical concern is that associated with the determination of an irreversible cardiac arrest. Professionals must strictly adhere to local protocols and international standards on advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation, independent of their participation in an uDCD program. Cardiac compression and mechanical ventilation are extended beyond futility during the transportation of potential uDCD donors to the hospital with the sole purpose of preserving organs. Importantly, potential donors remain monitored while...
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Organ Transplant Source Type: research
Department of Health and Social Care -From 2020, everyone in England over the age of 18 will be considered to be in favour of donating their organs and tissue after death unless they: have said they do not want to donate (opted out); have appointed someone to decide for them after death; or are in an excluded group. The government proposes that transplants of certain organs and tissues will still need consent and is asking people for their views on which organs and tissues should be excluded from the new opt-out organ donation system. This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 22 July 2019.Consultation paperMore detail
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: Consultations Source Type: blogs
The Department of Health and Social Care is asking people for their views about which organs and tissues should be excluded from the new opt-out organ donation system.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
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