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Hemodynamic and metabolic responses to hormonal therapy in brain-dead potential organ donors

Novitzky, D., D. Cooper, and B. Reichert, Hemodynamic and metabolic responses to hormonal therapy in brain-dead potential organ donors. Transplantation, 1987. 43: p. 852-54.

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Devastating brain injuries: assessment and management part I: overview of brain death

Dixon, T.D. and D.J. Malinoski, Devastating brain injuries: assessment and management part I: overview of brain death. West J Emerg Med, 2009. 10(1): p. 11-7.

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Cadaver donor screening for infectious agents in solid organ transplantation

Delmonico, F.L., Cadaver donor screening for infectious agents in solid organ transplantation. Clin Infect Dis, 2000. 31(3): p. 781-6.

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Pretransplant evaluation for infections in donors and recipients of solid organs

Schaffner, A., Pretransplant evaluation for infections in donors and recipients of solid organs. Clin Infect Dis, 2001. 33 Suppl 1: p. S9-14.

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Lung and heart allocation in the United States

Colvin-Adams, M., et al., Lung and heart allocation in the United States. Am J Transplant, 2012. 12(12): p. 3213-34.

Report/Fact Sheet

Instructions for Proper Eye Care

  1. Keep eyelids completely closed.
  2. Instill sterile ophthalmic antibiotic solution or sterile saline or balanced salt solution, two drops per eye.
  3. Apply lubricating ointment to ventilator-maintained donors.
  4. After death, if the donor corneas will most likely be used for transplant surgery, hospital staff will be asked to instill sterile ophthalmic antibiotic solution or sterile saline or balanced salt solution, two drops per eye.
  5. Lightly apply wet ice packs over eyes, securing them gently into place
  6. Elevate the head at the time of death.   

 


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