Non Heart-Beating Donors in England

  title={Non Heart-Beating Donors in England},
  author={Eleazar Chaib},
  journal={Clinics (Sao Paulo, Brazil)},
  pages={121 - 134}
When transplantation started all organs were retrieved from patients immediately after cardio-respiratory arrest, i.e. from non heart-beating donors. After the recognition that death resulted from irreversible damage to the brainstem, organ retrieval rapidly switched to patients certified dead after brainstem testing. These heart-beating-donors have become the principal source of organs for transplantation for the last 30 years. The number of heart-beating-donors are declining and this is… CONTINUE READING