Untapped potential in Australian Hospitals for organ donation after circulatory death

Louise E See Hoe, David McGiffin and John F Fraser
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.01052
Published online: 2 April 2018

We thank Rakhra and colleagues,1 whose report highlighted a group of potential donors yet to be fully exploited for organ transplantation. While this untapped potential appears to largely affect kidney and lung donor pools, we must not exclude the effect that relaxing donor suitability criteria may have on the heart.

  • Louise E See Hoe1
  • David McGiffin2
  • John F Fraser3

  • 1 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD


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