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Brainstem death and organ donation 

Brainstem death and organ donation
Brainstem death and organ donation

M.J. Lindop

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date: 27 September 2021

Brain death in the United States of America is defined as the ‘irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brainstem … that are clinically ascertainable’; in the United Kingdom the definition focuses on brainstem function. Half of those who fulfil the necessary clinical criteria will have a cardiac arrest despite intensive treatment within 24 h, and this happens to almost all within 72 h....

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