At a Glance
A Tale of Two Centers: Expanding the Donor Pool Through the Use of DCD Hearts
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST / 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
Purpose / Goal
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.
- Summarize the methodologies enabling the use of hearts from DCD Donors.
- Identify the benefits of expanding the heart donor pool through use of DCD Donors.
- Discuss the impact continued advancements in the donor pool expansion may have on the heart waiting list.
Who Does This Benefit?
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.