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The sources for information used throughout the site can be found in the Organ and Tissue Donation Resource database. Additional resources that contribute to the understanding of the topic have also been included in the resource database.

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Physiologic changes during brain stem death--lessons for management of the organ dono

Smith, M., Physiologic changes during brain stem death--lessons for management of the organ donor. J Heart Lung Transplant, 2004. 23(9 Suppl): p. S217-22.  

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Critical Pathway for Donation After Cardiac Death

Critical Pathway for Donation After Cardiac Death, United Network of Organ Sharing.

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center policy and procedure manual. Management of terminally ill patients who may become organ donors after death

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center policy and procedure manual. Management of terminally ill patients who may become organ donors after death. Kennedy Inst Ethics J, 1993. 3(2): p. A1-15.  

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Non-heart beating organ transplantation: Practice and Protocols

Non-heart beating organ transplantation: Practice and Protocols, 2000, Institute of Medicine: Washington, DC.

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Non-heart beating organ transplantation: Medical and ethical issues in procurement

Non-heart beating organ transplantation: Medical and ethical issues in procurement, 1997, Institute of Medicine: Washington, DC.

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Center to Advance Palliative Care - CAPC

Palliative care, also known as palliative medicine, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.


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