Infectious disease aspects of the brain-dead potential organ donor

Nicole M. Theodoropoulos, Michael G. Ison*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Organ procurement organizations have the task of evaluating potential deceased organs donors for both active and latent infections in order to protect the potential recipients. We discuss deceased donor evaluation and infectious disease screening, as well as donor-derived infections in organ transplant recipients, both expected and unexpected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Brain-Dead Organ Donor
Subtitle of host publicationPathophysiology and Management
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781461443049
ISBN (Print)1461443032, 9781461443032
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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