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Types of donor organ: a reminder

Here Dr Andrew Owen, an Anaesthetist and Academic Clinical Fellow reminds us of the definitions of DBD and DCD organs.

In this activity we meet Dr Andrew Owen who is an Anaesthetist and Academic Clinical Fellow working in the Centre for Liver Research.

Andy has taken time out from his clinical training to study for a PhD at the University of Birmingham to investigate ways in which stem cells can be used to improve the quality of donor organs for transplantation. We will learn more about his research in Week 3 but today Andy will explain the different categories of donor liver that can be used. He will revisit terms you have already heard and provide a clear definition before we go on to discuss the surgery. He’ll also tell you a little more about the role of the anaesthetists during transplantation surgery.

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