Chapter 7. Organ Donation

  1. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hons), PGCE, DiPSiN Resuscitation Officer Honorary Clinical Lecturer
  1. Rachel Hodge RGN and
  2. Liz Armstrong RGN, BSc (Hons)

Published Online: 19 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315271.ch7

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Hodge, R. and Armstrong, L. (2009) Organ Donation, in Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses (ed P. Jevon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315271.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Author Information

  1. West Midlands Regional Donor Transplant Coordinator, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183390

Online ISBN: 9781444315271

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Keywords:

  • organ donation and process of organ donation;
  • transplantation - reaching the forefront of modern medicine;
  • transplant success;
  • organ demands;
  • UK donation and transplant waiting list;
  • Department of Health (DH) policy;
  • transplant services in England - Saving Lives, Valuing Donors, a Transplant;
  • donor classification;
  • non-heart beating organ donors;
  • Human Tissue Act 2004 (HTA) and organ donation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Background to Organ Donation

  • Classification of Donors

  • Identification and Referral of Tissue Donors

  • Donation/Retrieval Procedure

  • Initiatives to Maximise Organ Donation in the Future

  • Brain stem Death

  • Human Tissue Act (2004) and Organ Donation

  • Conclusion

  • References