Korean J Transplant.  2020 Sep;34(3):134-150. 10.4285/kjt.2020.34.3.134.

Organ procurement in a deceased donor

  • 1Department of Surgery, Jeonbuk National University Medical School and Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
  • 2Department of Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 4Division of Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 5Department of Internal Medicine, Jeonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea
  • 6Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 7Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
  • 8Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea
  • 9Department of Surgery, Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
  • 10Department of Surgery, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Biomedical Research Institute, Jeonbuk National University Medical School and Hospital, Jeonju, Korea


With the increasing demand for organ transplantation, organ procurement from a deceased donor is an essential step for deceased donor organ transplantation. A proper surgical technique for the procurement of an organ graft from a deceased donor must be carried out to avoid any damage to it. Moreover, how to manage deceased donors until they enter the operating room in a stable condition is a critical point to be considered. The establishment of a surgical technique and preoperative management for organ procurement is encouraged to achieve a nationwide standard and consistency for organ graft sharing among the transplant units.


Transplantation; Organ harvesting; Brain death
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