Organ Donation in the Emergency Department


Organ Donation in the Emergency Department

Though it may not seem as important as some of the things we do in ED Critical Care, managing the potential organ donor can lead to many lives saved. In this episode I interview Isaac Tawil, an Emergency Intensivist of University of New Mexico Health Sciences and associate medical director of New Mexico Organ Donor Services. We discuss why it is so important to not blow off the call to organ donor services, how to conduct a preliminary brain death exam, and the misconceptions on who can and cannot donate viable organs.

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