Clinical management of the organ donor.

@article{Arbour2005ClinicalMO,
  title={Clinical management of the organ donor.},
  author={Richard B Arbour},
  journal={AACN clinical issues},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={551-80; quiz 600-1}
}
There is a critical mismatch between available organs for transplant and acutely or critically ill patients with end-stage organ disease. Patients who may benefit from organ transplantation far outnumber available organs. The causes for this imbalance are multiple. One cause is family refusal to donate. A second cause is nonrecognition or delay in determination of brain death. A third cause is donor loss due to profound cardiopulmonary and metabolic instability consequent to brain-stem… CONTINUE READING

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