Transplantation of the Heart after Circulatory Death of the Donor – Time for a Change in Law?

MJA 203 (6), September 2015

Deakin Law School Research Paper No. 15-07

5 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2015 Last revised: 28 Oct 2015

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Neera Bhatia

Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School

James Tibballs

University of Melbourne - Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Date Written: July 24, 2015

Abstract

• Australia has a shortfall in donated hearts for transplantation • Heart procurement after ‘cardiac death’ (DCD) is a potential supply additional to ‘brain death’ • Heart procurement for transplantation after DCD may not conform to the ‘dead donor rule’ • An amendment in law is required to permit heart procurement for transplantation after ‘cardiac death’

Suggested Citation

Bhatia, Neera and Tibballs, James, Transplantation of the Heart after Circulatory Death of the Donor – Time for a Change in Law? (July 24, 2015). MJA 203 (6), September 2015, Deakin Law School Research Paper No. 15-07, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2635365

Neera Bhatia (Contact Author)

Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School ( email )

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James Tibballs

University of Melbourne - Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

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