Potential Availability of Cadaver Organs for Transplantation
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1991 May 4; 302(6784): 1053-1055.
...The supply of donor organs (specifically kidneys) could be increased by altering the management of patients aged 50-69 dying of severe cerebrovascular disease in general medical wards, in particular by increasing the proportion ventilated. The ethics of elective ventilation for the purposes of organ donation require discussion.
Adults; Aged; Brain; Brain Death; Consent; Death; Disease; Ethics; Family Members; Health; Health Personnel; Hospitals; Institutional Policies; Kidneys; Life; Minors; Organ Donation; Patients; Prolongation of Life; Survey; Terminally Ill; Third Party Consent; Tissue Donation; Transplantation; Ventilators;
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