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

Wendy A Rogers and Bernadette J Richards
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01574.x
Published online: 4 February 2008

In reply: The issues raised by Rady and colleagues, Tibballs, and Kennedy include claims that antemortem interventions for organ donation after cardiac death (DCD) are harmful, involve inadequate consent procedures, and require abandoning the “dead donor rule”.

  • Wendy A Rogers1
  • Bernadette J Richards2

  • 1 Department of Medical Education, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Law School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.


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