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India's #1 Impediment To Organ Donation: Doctors - Huffington Post India

India's #1 Impediment To Organ Donation: Doctors - Huffington Post India | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This opinion piece comes via Dr Christopher Barry a Transplant Surgeon who has been spending time in India. Dr Barry shares his perspectives on where he feels the current barriers currently exist to improving the rates of deceased donor organ transplantation across India.

 

The article focuses on barriers within the healthcare system including in particular where medical specialists may be contributing to a lack of forward progress. All doctors and medical professionals across India also need to understand that organ donation is all about saving lives, despite a single loss of life.

Deborah Verran's insight:

A unique perspective on barriers that exist within the healthcare system across India to organ donation.

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The Dead-Donor Rule and the Future of Organ Donation — NEJM

The Dead-Donor Rule and the Future of Organ Donation — NEJM | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Two articles which fall into the category of Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine have now been published in full text online.

 

The first— The Dead-Donor Rule and the Future of Organ Donation- 

http://t.co/WvLMW6ZQ5i explores the issues surrounding the circumstances where potential organ donors do not become actual organ donors when certain criteria are not able to be met. This includes scenarios where the potential donor after the declaration of circulatory death (DCD) does not decease within the accepted timeframe and hence organ donation is unable to proceed.

 

 

 The second explores why the Dead Donor Rule is in place within the United States and what are the implications of either continuing to adhere to this rule or moving to change it. This can be viewed via-

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1308078

 

 

Deborah Verran's insight:

Essential reading for ethicists, policy makers and everyone who has a professional interest in organ donation systems.

 

The background context to these articles appearing at this point in time are the case scenarios that are outlined in the first artcle.

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