The dead donor rule and organ transplantation.

@article{Truog2008TheDD,
  title={The dead donor rule and organ transplantation.},
  author={Robert D. Truog and Franklin G. Miller},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={359 7},
  pages={674-5}
}
674 S ince its inception, organ trans-plantation has been guided by the overarching ethical requirement known as the dead donor rule, which simply states that patients must be declared dead before the removal of any vital organs for transplantation. Before the development of modern critical care, the diagnosis of death was relatively straightforward: patients were dead when they were cold, blue, and stiff. Unfortunately , organs from these traditional cadavers cannot be used for trans… CONTINUE READING

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