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Anaesth Intensive Care. 2013 May;41(3):380-5.

Donation after cardiac death in non-survivable burns.

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Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. widdicombe@health.qld.gov.au

Abstract

Major burns have previously been considered a contraindication to solid organ donation. We present two cases of successful organ donation and transplantation, after Maastricht category III cardiac death in adult patients with non-survivable burns injury. The implications of the outcome of these cases are that major burns should not be considered a contraindication to organ donation, and that cardiac death provides opportunity for patients with non-survivable burns to contribute to the pool of potential organ donors.

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non-survivable burns injury; organ donation; renal transplantation

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23659402
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