Organ Donation


ANZICS Statement

  1. Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society. The ANZICS Statement on Death and Organ Donation (3rd Edition). Melbourne: ANZICS, 2008.

Organ Donation Systems

  1. Voo. The Ethics of Organ Transplantation: Shortages and Strategies. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2009;38:359-64

Ethics of Death & Organ Donation

  1. Verheijde. Recovery of transplantable organs after cardiac or circulatory death: transforming the paradigm for the ethics of organ donation. Philos Ethics Humanit Med. 2007 May 22;2:8.
  2. Potts. Does it matter that organ donors are not dead? Ethical and policy implications. J Med Ethics 2005;31:406–409.  

Care of the Potential Organ Donor


  1. Kutsogiannis. Medical management to optimize donor organ potential: review of the literature. Can J Anaesth. 2006 Aug;53(8):820-30.

After Brain Death

  1. Frontera. How I manage the adult potential organ donor: donation after neurological death (part 1). Neurocrit Care. 2010 Feb;12(1):103-10.
  2. Bugge. Brain death and its implications for management of the potential organ donor. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2009; 53: 1239–1250
  3. Barklin.  Systemic inflammation in the brain-dead organ donor. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2009; 53: 425–435
  4. Mascia. Management to optimize organ procurement in brain dead donors. Minerva Anestesiol. 2009 Mar;75(3):125-33.

After Cardiac Death

  1. Frontera. How I manage the adult potential organ donor: donation after cardiac death (part 2). Neurocrit Care. 2010 Feb;12(1):111-6.
  2. Rady. Organ Procurement After Cardiocirculatory Death: A Critical Analysis. J Intensive Care Med 2008;23:303-312
  3. Opdam.  Why predict time to death after withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy?  Crit Care Resusc 2008;10(4):276-277
  4. Rady. Organ donation after circulatory death: the forgotten donor? Crit Care. 2006;10(5):166.
  5. Bell. Non-heart beating organ donation: old procurement strategy—new ethical problems. J Med Ethics 2003;29:176–181 (free registration required)

Dead Donor Rule

  1. Truog. The Dead Donor Rule and Organ Transplantation. N Engl J Med 2008;

Alternative to Organ Donation

  1. Cascalho. New technologies for organ replacement and augmentation. Mayo Clin Proc. 2005 Mar;80(3):370-8.
  2. Cortesini. Progress in tissue engineering and organogenesis in transplantation medicine. Exp Clin Transplant. 2003 Dec;1(2):102-11.