The Advancing Slippery Slope of Organ Donation and Euthanasia

The timing of organ donation relative to death of the donor is critical to the survivability and future functioning of the donated organs in the transplant recipient. With cardiovascular death, circulation ceases in the donor causing his or her death, making it legally and ethically permissible to retrieve the organs for donation. Unfortunately, cardiovascular death … Continue reading "The Advancing Slippery Slope of Organ Donation and Euthanasia"
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CONCLUSIONS: The SMs in PWIBDs and a craniotomy performed immediately before starting the process of determining brain death seem to be related to lengthening the TT-BD. PMID: 33029974 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Transplants of organs from dead donors haven't slowed during the coronavirus pandemic, but living donor transplants remain suspended in many places, an expert says. Dr. Fauzia Butt, a transplant surgeon at Penn State...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
ConclusionOur experience supports the concept that VA ECMO is not a contraindication for solid organ donation. Individual evaluation of organ function can lead to successful transplantation of multiple organs from donors with recent history of VA ECMO support.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
er U Abstract Liver transplantation has become established as a standard procedure in the treatment of end-stage liver diseases. Despite intense efforts by all parties involved up to the amendment of the German Transplantation Act, the lack of suitable donor organs was still one of the limiting factors of this therapeutic procedure. One way out of this problem is to make so-called marginal organs usable, e.g. with the help of machine perfusion or by utilizing living liver donation, which are used in some countries for more than 90% of organ donations. In general, there is no difference in the indications for ...
Source: Der Chirurg - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Chirurg Source Type: research
The September 2020 issue of Anaesthesia includes several interesting articles on brain death and organ donation.Optimisation of the organ donor and effects on transplanted organs: a narrative review on current practice and future directions Curren...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
Organ donation following brain death has become an important way of supplying organs for transplantation in many countries. This practice is less common in Iran for different reasons. Therefore, this study aim...
Source: BMC Medical Ethics - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusions. ATP levels, and kidney perfusion measurements using pMRI, are biomarkers of kidney injury after warm ischemia. Future work will define the role of pMRI in predicting kidney graft and patient’s survival.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Basic Science—General Source Type: research
tschke J Abstract BACKGROUND:  The lack of suitable allografts limits the availability of liver transplantation in Germany. The quality of potentially available German donor livers has to date not been analyzed. METHODS:  Analysis of all donors for potential liver transplantations reported to the Eurotransplant by the German Organ Transplantation Foundation from 2010 to 2018. Categorization of transplanted and discarded organs utilizing available histopathological reports and predefined extended criteria for organ donation. RESULTS:  A total of 8594 livers were offered for transplantation,...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Z Gastroenterol Source Type: research
We present the case of a critically ill 24-year-old man, who after waiting over 100 days in-hospital on the urgent transplant list, deteriorated further and underwent the first successful heart-lung transplant with organs from a donation after circulatory death (DCD) donor.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Innovation Article Source Type: research
We present the case of a critically ill 24-year-old man, who after waiting for>100 days in-hospital on the urgent transplant list, deteriorated further and underwent the first successful heart –lung transplant with organs from a donation after circulatory death.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: INNOVATION Source Type: research
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