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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Truman M Earl, MD, MSCI (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This book provides a detailed description of the ethical, logistical, and methodological concerns involved in deceased donor organ utilization.
Purpose: It certainly achieves the worthy objective of describing the various techniques available to allow for successful transplantation from donors following cardiac death.
Audience: The authors have a great deal of experience with donation after cardiac death and appropriately target this book at transplant surgeons and physicians.
Features: The historical aspects of organ preservation and donation after cardiac death are covered well. Individual chapters detail utilization of various organs from non-heart beating donors. Highlighted are the various options in organ preservation pre-recovery and determination of organ suitability.
Assessment: This unique contribution provides a detailed description of several options available in the utilization and preservation of deceased donor organs.