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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 995--996

Brain Death Diagnosis for Potential Organ Donors During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Siddharth Chavali1, Girija P Rath2, Deep Sengupta2, Surya K Dube2 
1 Institute of Neurosciences, AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Girija P Rath
Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, Neurosciences Centre, A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi - 110 029
India

Formal brainstem reflex testing remains one of the most important procedures in identification and evaluation of patients who meet clinical criteria for brainstem death. Early identification of such patients is critical since willing donors may contribute to the organ donation process. During the first two waves of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, organ transplantation from brainstem dead donors has declined significantly due to several reasons, including perceived increased risk of virus transmission to both physicians as well as patients as well as lack of awareness regarding donor workup in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.


How to cite this article:
Chavali S, Rath GP, Sengupta D, Dube SK. Brain Death Diagnosis for Potential Organ Donors During the Covid-19 Pandemic.Neurol India 2021;69:995-996


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Chavali S, Rath GP, Sengupta D, Dube SK. Brain Death Diagnosis for Potential Organ Donors During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Neurol India [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 4 ];69:995-996
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