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Approach to Organ Donation 

Approach to Organ Donation
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Approach to Organ Donation
Author(s):

Eelco F. M Wijdicks

and Alejandro A Rabinstein

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199843626.003.0031
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date: 16 October 2019

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.

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