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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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Defining Death: A Report on the Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues in the Determination of Death

Defining Death: A Report on the Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues in the Determination of Death, 1981, President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and…

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The dead-donor rule and the future of organ donation

Truog, R.D., F.G. Miller, and S.D. Halpern, The dead-donor rule and the future of organ donation. N Engl J Med, 2013. 369(14): p. 1287-9.

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The dead donor rule and organ transplantation

Truog, R.D. and F.G. Miller, The dead donor rule and organ transplantation. N Engl J Med, 2008. 359(7): p. 674-5.

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The Dead Donor Rule, in The Hastings Center Report

Robertson, J.A., The Dead Donor Rule, in The Hastings Center Report 1999, The Hastings Center: Garrison, NY. p. 6-14.

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Screening of donor and recipient prior to solid organ transplantation

Fischer, S.A. and R.K. Avery, Screening of donor and recipient prior to solid organ transplantation. Am J Transplant, 2009. 9 Suppl 4: p. S7-18.

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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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