The purpose of this document is to provide an ethical framework within which clinicians and others involved in donation and transplantation can make decisions with confidence. This document is intended to complement UKDEC’s 2011 publication, “An Ethical Framework for Controlled Donation after Circulatory Death”. Many of the ethical considerations identified in that document are also present when donation follows confirmation of death using neurological criteria, but some are specific to DBD and are dealt with in this framework.

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