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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We preformed the first brain-dead donor transplant in September 2017, which was a kidney transplant.
The transplanted liver was taken from a brain-dead donor after approvals were granted from the family of the deceased.
Surgeons prepared by carrying out a series of cadaver simulations, followed by a "live facial procurement" in a brain-dead donor.
In usual situations, a heart beating in a brain-dead donor is considered a normal 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.
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.