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Care of the Organ Donor

  • Younghoon Kwon
  • Marie R. Baldisseri

Abstract

Since 1952 when the first kidney transplant was accomplished, nearly 400,000 transplantations have been performed with donors being from both deceased and living donors. However, almost 100,000 patients with end-stage organ failure remain on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) waiting list for organ transplantation.

Keywords

Organ Donor Brain Death Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Organ Procurement Donation After Cardiac Death 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Younghoon Kwon
    • 1
  • Marie R. Baldisseri
    • 2
  1. 1.HealthEast Care SystemSt. Joseph’s HospitalSaint PaulUSA
  2. 2.Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of PittsburghUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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