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Legal, moral, and ethical issues 

Legal, moral, and ethical issues
Legal, moral, and ethical issues

Sam D. Shemie

and Michael De Vita

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date: 05 December 2020

Chapter 2 discusses the legal, moral, and ethical issues of controlled and uncontrolled donation after cardiac death, and that post-mortem organ donation falls into two broad categories, based on the criteria for death determination, and is termed ‘donation after cardiac (or cardiopulmonary, or cardiocirculatory) death’ (DCD). For the purposes of this discussion and from a practical clinical perspective, DCD is classified into two subgroups, controlled and uncontrolled.

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