If the resuscitation has failed but there is a possibility that the patient's organs or tissue are suitable for donation, the transplant team needs to be involved. Likewise, if the deceased patient had expressed a wish for their organs to be donated, the transplant co-ordinator should be contacted as soon as possible. Should a family member be present, they will be consulted about taking this forward.
The following organs are usually taken from donors who have been certified brain dead but who are ventilated in an ICU.
The following can be removed up to the following times after death.
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