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policy 0207 : Organ Procurement in Donors After Cardiac 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 wish to do so. Donation by persons who die from cardiac or respiratory failure is allowable under Virginia law. Therefore, it is appropriate to consider organ procurement from donors declared dead by cardiopulmonary criteria.

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  1. effective date:

    November 1, 2018
  2. signature(s):

    Scott A. Syverud, MD, President, Clinical Staff
    Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, CEO, UVA Medical Center