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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

 

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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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When the living and the deceased don't agree on organ donation - Medical Xpress

When the living and the deceased don't agree on organ donation - Medical Xpress | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

What are the  possible outcomes when family members are not in agreement with the previous expressed wishes of a potential organ donor? What does this mean in practice?

 

This report titled 'When the living and the deceased don't agree on organ donation' is of the results of a survey performed of the Directors of 58 Organ Procurement Organizations in the United States.

 

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the 2006 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) or enacted similar legislation giving individuals the "First Person Authorization'. So what impact does this have in practice when healthcare professionals are faced with a variance in opinion between the family members of a potential organ donor and the donors' previously stated wishes? Click on the banner headline to read a summary of the results of the survey.

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