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nonheartbeating donor anesthesia

Vito Fanelli, Luciana Mascia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: One of the newest strategies to enlarge the pool of organ donors is to consider the category of donors after cardiac death rather than only after brain death. Prompt and accurate identification of potential donors and appropriate care is necessary to optimize the management of nonheartbeating donors. RECENT FINDINGS: Organ procurement derived from donors after cardiac death is becoming a part of the policy of major transplantation hospitals, forcing them to consider the practical interventions and ethical implications regarding this practice...
June 2010: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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