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Reconsidering the dead donor rule.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16637136     Owner:  KIE     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
If we abide by the dead donor rule, we have to comply with the rule that an organ donor must be declared to be irreversibly and unequivocally dead and not merely dying before the commencement of organ extraction. In this paper, I will show the following: that living donor transplantations violate the dead donor rule; that we cannot say that not only all the brain dead patients (HBDs) but also all the cardiac arrest patients (NHBDs) have been irreversibly and univocally dead at the time of organ extraction; and that we do not know how to tell living potential donors from dead potential donors.
Authors:
Takeshi Kuramochi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal international de bioéthique = International journal of bioethics     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1145-0762     ISO Abbreviation:  J Int Bioethique     Publication Date:    2005 Mar-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-25     Completed Date:  2006-06-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9015754     Medline TA:  J Int Bioethique     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-22, 196-7     Citation Subset:  E    
Affiliation:
Matsumoto Dental University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Death*
Heart Arrest*
Humans
Japan
Living Donors*
Tissue and Organ Procurement / ethics*,  legislation & jurisprudence

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