Glossary Term

Deceased Donor

DD

A person who has been declared dead and whose organs and/or tissues have been donated for transplantation.
(Organdonor.gov April 2020)

An individual from whom at least one solid organ is recovered or the purpose of transplantation after suffering brain death or cardiac death.
(OPTN Glossary May 2021)

An individual from whom at least one organ is recovered for the purpose of transplantation after declaration of death.
(OPTN Policy Definitions May 2021)

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