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PICU staff attitude towards organ donor identification and donation after circulatory death
  1. Miroslav Stavel,
  2. Yinka Akinsoji,
  3. Samir Latifi
  1. Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Samir Latifi, PICU Box 7, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK; samir.latifi{at}

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Paediatric organ donation after circulatory death (DCD) is not a common practice in the UK. Nevertheless, recently it has been suggested in this journal as a method to optimise donation in line with recommendations of the Organ Donor Task Force (ODTF).1 On the other hand, some members of the paediatric intensive care community have called for a moratorium on DCD in children.2 While ethical guidance has been released by the Department of Health facilitating DCD in adults in the UK, no such guidance has been released for DCD in children.3

The ODTF suggests that discussions about donation should, if appropriate, become …

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