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

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- 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-