Glossary Term

Donor Management

The process and critical pathways used to medically care for donors in order to keep their organs viable until organ recovery can occur. §482.45(a)(5) The hospital must have policies and procedures, developed in cooperation with the OPO, that ensure that potential donors are maintained in a manner that maintains the viability of their organs. The hospital must have policies in place to ensure that potential donors are identified and declared dead within an acceptable time frame by an appropriate practitioner.
(OPTN Glossary May 2021)

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