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NRP AS 325141580
A Comparative Philosophical Perspective on The Ethics of Normothermic Regional Perfusion

Tuesday, December 06, 2022, at 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST / 9:00am – 10:00am PST

The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.

The Alliance is not an advocacy organization and always intends to maintain an objective and unbiased perspective.

Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: Expanding donation after circulatory of death (DCD) is a critical route to addressing the shortage of organs for transplant, and in-situ normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) holds promise for providing optimal DCD organ recovery outcomes. While this mode of recovery is well-established in some jurisdictions, there remain significant ethical concerns related to whether this method undermines the determination of death. This session will explore the ethical arguments for and against DCD NRP comparing international contexts, and with specific attention to the rights and interests of potential donors and authorizing family members.

  • Understand the potential clinical benefits and importance of DCD NRP for increasing the supply of optimal transplant organs
  • Examine international regulatory and cultural contexts that have set the stage for support for and opposition to DCD NRP
  • Explore the ethics arguments for and against DCD NRP in terms of cardiorespiratory and neurologic determinations of death, the rights of donors and family members, and the interests/well-being of donors and recipients.
Alex Manara
Alex Manara
North Bristol NHS Trust

Transplant Center Professionals, Organ Procurement Organization Professionals, Quality Improvement Professionals and Leadership, OPO and Transplant Center Leadership, Directors, Managers, Clinicians, Front-line staff and Individuals interested in improving relationships between OPO and Transplant programs.

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