Keys to successful organ procurement: An experience-based review of clinical practices at a high-performing health-care organization
International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
Organ procurement (OP) from donors after brain death and circulatory death represents the primary source of transplanted organs. Despite favorable laws and regulations, OP continues to face challenges for a number of reasons, including institutional, personal, and societal barriers. This focused review presents some of the key components of a successful OP program at a large, high-performing regional health network. This review focuses on effective team approaches, aggressive resuscitative strategies, optimal communication, family support, and community outreach efforts. 2017 International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science | Published by Wolters Kluwer-Medknow.
Wojda, Thomas R.; Stawicki, Stanislaw P.; Yandle, Kathy P.; Bleil, Maria; Axelband, Jennifer; Wilde-Onia, Rebecca; Thomas, Peter G.; Cipolla, James; Hoff, William S.; and Shultz, Jill, "Keys to successful organ procurement: An experience-based review of clinical practices at a high-performing health-care organization" (2017). Department of Surgery @SLUHN Articles & Publications. 108.