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Intensive care practices in brain death diagnosis and organ donation - Escudero - 2015 - Anaesthesia - Wiley Online Library

Intensive care practices in brain death diagnosis and organ donation - Escudero - 2015 - Anaesthesia - Wiley Online Library | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This abstract is from an early view article about Intensive care practices around the declaration of Brain Death for the purposes of organ donation in Spain. The link to the abstract is via http://t.co/7RD8ncfiLl

 

Access to the full article is via a paid subscription.

Deborah Verran's insight:

This article will be of interest to healthcare professionals involved in the identification and management of potential organ donors particularly in the intensive care unit

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New proposal for the better allocation of donated livers in transplants

New proposal for the better allocation of donated livers in transplants | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Cordoba (Spain) have developed a system that measures compatibility between donors and the most serious receivers in liver transplants. 

 

This takes into account over 30 donor and recipient variables from a retrospective analysis of over 1,000 liver transplant procedures,

 

However as yet the new algorithm has not been prospectively validated. 

 

Click on the banner headline to read more about the research.

Deborah Verran's insight:

The matching of donor livers to recipients involves that a number of both donor as well as recipient variables be taken into consideration. Apart from blood group matching, size matching of the donor organ to the recipient as well as undertaking a risk assessment of the outcome of the planned transplant procedure are all important in practice.

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Benchmarking in organ donation after brain death in Spain : The Lancet

Benchmarking in organ donation after brain death in Spain : The Lancet | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Just published a short report on benchmarking in organ donation after brain death in Spain. This details the recent impact on organ donor rates following successful implementation of guidelines within Spanish hospitals.

 

The references to the article are worth reading. The article in Transplant International can be accessed via the following page of this site whilst the best practice guidelines are available a couple of pages on.

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Global Observatory on Donation & Transplantation (GODT)

Global Observatory on Donation & Transplantation (GODT) | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Overseen by the World Health Organization and ONT in Spain is the Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation.

 

For data on global organ donation rates as well as as the rates of solid organ transplantation click on the banner headline. To access slides from the most recent annual report click on the graphic (pictured) on the GODT home page

Deborah Verran's insight:

Accurate, reliable data presented via graphics which allow for a ready comparison of both the rates of organ donation and organ transplantation

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Matesanz señala los trasplantes en parada cardiaca como la principal vía de expansión

Matesanz señala los trasplantes en parada cardiaca como la principal vía de expansión | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The announcement (in Spanish) by the Director of the Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT), Rafael Matesanz, of the plan to formally proceed with expanding the organ donor pool in Spain via the Donation After Circulatory Death pathway.

 

In Spanish- Ha apostado por aumentar las donaciones en parada cardíaca como la "principal vía de expansión" para obtener más órganos rente el descenso de donantes por la reducción...

 

This follows on from a conference that was held in Spain just under two years ago where the strategy underpinning the susbsequent plans required to get to this stage was formulated-

 

http://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/IDIOMAS/9/Gobierno/News/2011/20111123_Transplants_OrganDonation.htm

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