Summary of the British Transplantation Society guidelines for transplantation from donors after deceased circulatory death

Transplantation. 2014 Feb 15;97(3):265-70. doi: 10.1097/01.TP.0000438630.13967.c0.


The second edition of the British Transplantation Society Guidelines for Transplantation from Donors after Deceased Circulatory Death was published in June 2013. The guideline has been extensively revised since the previous edition in 2004 and has used the GRADE system to rate the strength of evidence and recommendations. This article summarizes the Statements of Recommendation contained in the guideline, which provide a framework for transplantation after deceased circulatory death in the U.K. and may be of wide international interest. It is recommended that the full guideline document is consulted for details of the relevant references and evidence base. This may be accessed at:

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Child
  • Death*
  • Donor Selection / standards*
  • Heart Transplantation / standards
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation / standards
  • Liver Transplantation / standards
  • Lung Transplantation / standards
  • Middle Aged
  • Organ Preservation / standards
  • Pancreas Transplantation / standards
  • Tissue Donors*
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / standards*
  • Transplantation / ethics
  • Transplantation / methods*
  • Transplantation / standards*
  • Truth Disclosure
  • United Kingdom