The critical pathway for deceased donation: reportable uniformity in the approach to deceased donation

Transpl Int. 2011 Apr;24(4):373-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1432-2277.2011.01243.x.


The critical pathway of deceased donation provides a systematic approach to the organ donation process, considering both donation after cardiac death than donation after brain death. The pathway provides a tool for assessing the potential of deceased donation and for the prospective identification and referral of possible deceased donors.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Death
  • Cadaver
  • Critical Pathways
  • Death
  • Humans
  • Infection Control
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / methods*