Ethical issues in organ donation

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• Vital organs may be procured only from patients declared dead (dead donor rule). • Increasing numbers of organs are being procured from patients declared dead by cardiorespiratory criteria following withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment (DCD). • The AAP holds that children may serve as living hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ donors as long as certain conditions are met. • Recent modifications to the OPTN allocation scheme prioritizes children for organs procured from other children (and, in some cases, young adults).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics in review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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