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The Alliance Advancement Series
A Tale of Two Centers: Expanding the Donor Pool Through the Use of DCD Hearts

Presented on: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

With the volume of patients in need of a heart transplant continuing to rise above the number of available brain-dead donors, an expansion of the donor pool is needed. During this webinar, we will hear from two centers working to do just that. We’ll discuss two methodologies being employed for utilization of DCD (Donation after Circulatory Death) donors and the impact it’s having on the ability to offer life-saving transplants to those in need.

  1. Summarize the methodologies enabling the use of hearts from DCD Donors.
  2. Identify the benefits of expanding the heart donor pool through use of DCD Donors.
  3. Discuss the impact continued advancements in the donor pool expansion may have on the heart waiting list.
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Zachary Kon
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; Surgical Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation; Surgical Director of Advanced Lung Failure and Lung Transplantation
Northwell Health
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Jacob Schroder
Assistant Professor of Surgery; Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation; Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit
Duke University Medical Center

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits are no longer available for this learning opportunity.

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