brain-dead donor

brain-dead donor

An organ donor who has no higher cortical activity and is incapable of resuming sentient life, as determined by standard (e.g., Harvard) criteria.
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In usual situations, a heart beating in a brain-dead donor is considered a normal donor.
34 organs and tissues can be harvested from a brain-dead donor.
1st pancreatic islet transplant from brain-dead donor conducted
With modern innovations in transplantation, graft outcomes for some DCD organs have improved and may be comparable to those of brain-dead donor (DBD) organs (2,3).
Peter Schnuelle, MD, PhD, of the University Medical Centre in Mannheim, Germany and colleagues assessed the effectiveness of donor pretreatment with dopamine by measuring the postoperative incidence of dialyses in kidney transplant recipients who received a kidney graft from a brain-dead donor.
A specialist team at London's Royal Free Hospital has drawn up a shortlist of around 30 badly-disfigured patients for the landmark op - which involves removing the ENTIRE face of a brain-dead donor and stitching it on to someone else.
In the course of the surgery involved in organ extirpation, there is not a single medical act that aims, as adjured in the Oath of Hippocrates, to further the well-being of the patient, once declared a brain-dead donor.
Lastly, in terms of Shinto thought, a fraction of scholars continue to support organ transplantation from brain-dead donors based on the following reasons: (1): to offer one's organ to a recipient whose life would not be saved otherwise fulfills the service of community, which is encouraged by the Shinto tradition (15); and (2) to receive an organ from a brain-dead donor is acceptable as long as the ritual of transferring the soul to the spiritual world (the ritual of spiritual transfer) is performed beforehand.
49th organ transplant conducted using organs from brain-dead donor
During the landmark 12-hour procedure a severely disfigured patient will have the entire scarred surface of their face replaced by the relatively unmarked skin of a brain-dead donor.
A team of 15 doctors and three nurses gave him a nose, upper lip, cheek and eyebrow from a brain-dead donor in a 15-hour procedure