An International Comparison of the Effect of Policy Shifts to Organ Donation following Cardiocirculatory Death (DCD) on Donation Rates after Brain Death (DBD) and Transplantation Rates

@inproceedings{Bendorf2013AnIC,
  title={An International Comparison of the Effect of Policy Shifts to Organ Donation following Cardiocirculatory Death (DCD) on Donation Rates after Brain Death (DBD) and Transplantation Rates},
  author={Aric Bendorf and Patrick D. Kelly and Ian Kerridge and Geoffrey W Mccaughan and Brian Myerson and C. L. Stewart and Bruce A. Pussell},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
During the past decade an increasing number of countries have adopted policies that emphasize donation after cardiocirculatory death (DCD) in an attempt to address the widening gap between the demand for transplantable organs and the availability of organs from donation after brain death (DBD) donors. In order to examine how these policy shifts have affected overall deceased organ donor (DD) and DBD rates, we analyzed deceased donation rates from 82 countries from 2000-2010. On average, overall… CONTINUE READING
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