Heart Transplantation after the Circulatory death; The Ethical Dilemma

Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Shayan Marsia, Ariba Khan, Maryam Khan, Saba Ahmed, Javeria Hayat, Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Samir Mirza, Nisar Asmi, Jonathon ConstantinAbstractDonors after brain dead (DBD) have been the major source of organ donation due to good perfusion of the organs. However, due to the mismatch in demand and supply of the organ donors and recipients, organ donation after circulatory death has increased recently all over the world. Kidneys, liver and lungs are being used for transplantation from Donors after circulatory death (DCDDs). Recently, heart transplantation from DCDDs has been started, which is under the firestorm of scrutiny by the ethicists. The ethical dilemma revolves around the question if the donors are actually dead when they are declared dead by cardio-circulatory death criteria for organ procurement. The subsequent literature review addresses all the perspectives by; differentiating between the donations methods known as DBDs and DCDDs, explaining the implications of the Dead Donor Rule on the organ donation pool and categorization of determinants of death leading to separation of the arguments under the two methods of donations.
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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