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Donation After Circulatory Death with Normothermic Regional Perfusion

  • 1.  Donation After Circulatory Death with Normothermic Regional Perfusion

    Posted 06-17-2021 17:05
    Appreciation is extended to authors Katherine Fischkoff, MD, MPA, FACS; Sabrina Derrington, MD, MA, HEC-C, FAAP; Catherine Heith, MD; David Oxman, MD; Lois Shepherd, JD; and Mary Faith Marshall, HEC-C, PhD for submitting a case study and discussion on DNP-NRP. The article and a link to complete a very, very brief survey is now available.

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    Lori Harmon
    Director, Quality
    Society of Critical Care Medicine
    Mount Prospect IL
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  • 2.  RE: Donation After Circulatory Death with Normothermic Regional Perfusion

    Posted 07-19-2021 11:52
    Hello Ethics Friends,

    I'm attaching a recent New York Times article on rationing of ECMO during COVID. I thought it was a very well written article, but I also think it underemphasized the idea that ECMO is a scarce resource even in non-COVID times. At Columbia we can support quite a lot of patients on ECMO at once but we are still very (appropriately) careful about who we offer it to.

    We have also never taken anyone off ECMO without permission from the patient or the family. We have discussed attempting time-limited trials of ECMO but haven't been very successful. I'm curious if other centers have had similar experiences?


    Katherine Fischkoff, MD
    Associate Professor of Surgery and Critical Care
    Columbia University Medical Center
    New York,NY