NATCO (The Organization for Transplant Professionals)
American Society of Transplant Surgeons and American Society of Transplantation
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
SOURCE: Bernat et al. (2006).
respond to demands for DCDD (Alvarez et al., 2002; Sanchez-Fructuoso et al., 2003; del Rio Gallegos et al., 2004). Furthermore, in the early 1990s efforts were made in Washington, D.C., to develop a program for uncontrolled DCDD.
In the early 1990s, the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., developed a rapid organ recovery program that focused on DCDD, particularly organ donation from victims of fatal trauma (Kowalski et al., 1996; Light et al., 1996). The emphasis on DCDD donors (termed “non-heart-beating donors” at the time) included a strong component of community education and input (WHC, 1993). A Community Oversight Committee was formed to provide input into the development of the DCDD protocol (Appendix F) and its implementation. Furthermore, the Office of Decedent