Organ donation after cardiac death: legal and ethical justifications for antemortem interventions

Mohamed Y Rady, Joseph L Verheijde and Joan L McGregor
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01571.x
Published online: 4 February 2008

To the Editor: In the recent article by Richards and Rogers, the ethical and legal arguments made to justify antemortem interventions for organ donation after cardiac death (DCD) raise some questions.1

  • Mohamed Y Rady1
  • Joseph L Verheijde1
  • Joan L McGregor2

  • 1 Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, Ariz, USA.
  • 2 Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz, USA.



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