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Organs from overdose-death donors could alleviate organ donation shortage

17:08 EDT 16 Apr 2018 | Healio

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

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