The Alliance Advancement Series
Presented on: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD) is a practice that has gained increased attention over the years. Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) are continuously exploring the best ways to facilitate DCDD, especially in cases of First-Person Authorization (FPA). This webinar will discuss the complexities associated with DCDD and how best to navigate the legalities of these cases when dealing with a registered donor. When does the UAGA take effect? How does an OPO navigate obtaining “authorization” from the legal next of kin when consent has already been given by the donor? Furthermore, when authorization is obtained, how do we determine which organs are viable for transplant? Join us to hear from two industry experts as they review DCDD in great detail and the cutting-edge practices that make thoracic organs and high-risk donors a possibility.
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the role of the UAGA in Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death.
- Demonstrate how to effectively navigate family approaches to obtain consent in DCDD cases that involve First-Person Authorization.
- Identify best practices for utilizing thoracic organs and high-risk donors in DCDD cases.
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.