Donor heart and lung procurement: A consensus statement
from The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Thoracic donor procurement is a multi-faceted surgery that involves the coordination of a multidisciplinary effort involving a series of technical and logistical maneuvers between multiple recipient hospitals and teams. Currently, thoracic donor procurement and preservation varies widely between geographical regions and even among procurement teams within a hospital. This paper is an international effort to draw consensus pertaining to donor heart and lung procurement.
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