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Normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) in donation after circulatory death (DCD) is a safe alternative to in situ cooling and rapid procurement. An increasing number of countries and centres are performing NRP, a technically and logistically challenging procedure. This consensus document provides evidence-based recommendations on the use of NRP in uncontrolled and controlled DCDs. It also offers minimal ethical, logistical and technical requirements that form the foundation of a safe and effective NRP programme. The present article is based on evidence and opinions formulated by a panel of European experts of Workstream 04 of the Transplantation Learning Journey project, which is part of the European Society for Organ Transplantation.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/tri.13951

Type

Journal article

Journal

Transpl Int

Publication Date

18/06/2021

Keywords

donation after circulatory death, guidelines, normothermic regional perfusion, solid organ transplantation