The Concept of Death and Deceased Organ Donation

@inproceedings{Delmonico2010TheCO,
  title={The Concept of Death and Deceased Organ Donation},
  author={Francis L. Delmonico},
  booktitle={International journal of organ transplantation medicine},
  year={2010}
}
An individual who has sustained either irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, or irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brainstem is dead. A person is not dead unless his brain is dead. The time-honored criteria of stoppage of the heartbeat in circulation are indicative of death only when they persist long enough for the brain to die. Brain death does not require every brain cell to be nonviable but the criteria require an… CONTINUE READING
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