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policy 0207 : Organ Donation after Cardiopulmonary Death

The University of Virginia Medical Center respects the rights of patients to forego life-sustaining treatment and to donate organs and/or tissue if they choose to do so. Donation by persons who die from cardiopulmonary failure is allowable under Virginia law. Therefore, it is appropriate to consider organ procurement from donors declared dead by cardiopulmonary criteria. The primary objective for all care providers is to provide compassionate end-of-life care for the patient and family while supporting the patient’s or the patient’s surrogate decision maker’s desire to donate organs if possible.

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  1. effective date:

    December 1, 2021