Tehran (IP) - Uncontrolled donation after circulatory death (uDCD) was successfully performed for the first time at the Iran University of Medical Sciences.

Iran PressIran news: Uncontrolled donation after circulatory death occurs when an individual has experienced unexpected cardiac arrest, usually not in a hospital.

The uDCD refers to donations from persons who die following an unexpected and unsuccessfully resuscitated cardiac arrest. Despite the large potential for uDCD, programs of this kind only exist in a reduced number of countries with limited activity.

Nader Tavakoli, Vice-Chancellor of Iran University of Medical Sciences, stated that for the first time in the country, with the cooperation of the Cardiac Surgery and Cardiac Anesthesia team of Rasoul Akram Hospital, a dead circulatory patient without any heartbeat was transported urgently to the cardiac operating room and in order to preserve the abdominal organs, the pulmonary heart pump was used urgently and its organs were given to the patients on the transplant waiting list.


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