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Proper use of organs from people who die of overdose could help address the shortage of organs available for transplant, according to findings recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
“Overdose-death donors often experience anoxic brain death and have few comorbidities; thus, their organs could have excellent recipient outcomes, similar to [trauma-death donor] organs,” Christine M. Durand, MD of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and colleagues wrote. “However, [overdose-death donors] might be designated as increased–infectious risk donors due to
Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site to another location on the patient's own body, for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or absent organ. The emerging field of regenerative ...
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