Non-heart-beating donors: methods and techniques

Transplant Proc. 1995 Oct;27(5):2895-6; discussion 2896-7.


In light of the shortage of kidneys from HBDs the use of NHBDs can be considered essential. Emergency in situ preservation using a DBTL catheter offers the possibility of procuring kidneys from otherwise unsuitable donors. The procedure requires perfect organization and immediate availability of trained personnel and equipment. A standardized protocol is essential. The procedure is a valuable asset in emergency and transplant surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac*
  • Heart Massage
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Middle Aged
  • Nephrectomy / methods*
  • Organ Preservation / methods
  • Perfusion
  • Resuscitation
  • Time Factors
  • Tissue Donors* / supply & distribution