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Association of American Medical Colleges: An Introduction to Organ and Tissue Donation

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June 9, 2010

The Alliance ‘s Medical Education project entitled “An Introduction to Organ and Tissue Donation” has been published on AAMC’s website.

This webcast is designed to provide students with information about organ donation and prepare them to educate their patients on this topic. Students will be informed about organs and tissue that can be transplanted, types of donation, the definition of brain death, the determination of brain death, criteria for identifying potential organ donors, and organ matching criteria. Students will also identify the role of organ procurement organizations (OPO) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) as well as understand their role in educating their patients.

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