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Ethical and Policy Considerations in Organ Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death

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Published: 7/1/2013

Am J Respir Crit Care Med.July 1, 2013, 188(1)103-109

Ethical and Policy Considerations in Organ Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death

Citation: Am J Respir Crit Care Med.July 1, 2013, 188(1)103-109

​An Official American Thoracic Society/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Society of Critical Care Medicine/Association of Organ and Procurement Organizations/United Network of Organ Sharing Statement. This statement is designed to provide a framework to guide ethics and health policy considerations in adult and pediatric controlled donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD) from the perspective of critical care medicine and the transplant subspecialties. This report addresses controlled DCDD. Although uncontrolled DCDD, or donation after an unexpected circulatory arrest, also raises many ethical issues, it is beyond the scope of this statement. 

Guideline Type: Administrative

Category: Ethics and End of Life,

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A complete list of the guidelines authors and contributors is available within the published manuscript.