Approach to Organ Donation

Eelco F. M Wijdicks and Alejandro A Rabinstein

in Neurocritical Care

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199843626
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322855 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Approach to Organ Donation

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Physicians have the obligation to approach an organ procurement agency after brain death or after the decision to proceed with withdrawal of life support measures. The two main procedures—donation after brain death and donation after cardiac death—are discussed in this chapter.

Chapter.  1976 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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