The thin flat line: redefining who is legally dead in organ donation after cardiac death.

@article{Harrington2009TheTF,
  title={The thin flat line: redefining who is legally dead in organ donation after cardiac death.},
  author={Maxine M. Harrington},
  journal={Issues in law & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          95-143
        }
}
The debate over whether donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors are truly dead is not new but has surfaced mostly in the academic community. In 2008, widespread publicity was given to the indictment of a transplant surgeon in California in connectionwith the alleged administration of excessive and inappropriate medications to a potential donor awaiting cardiac death after removal from a ventilator. This and other reports in the lay press mirror the expanding use of DCD to boost the supply of… CONTINUE READING

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