ISODP Journal Watch

The International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) is the organization advancing donation through science, developing professionals and inspiring networks supporting organ donation to improve organ transplantation worldwide. (Source) The ISODP Journal Watch is an educational resource and benefit to the ISODP members. “Two of the primary goals for the Society are to enhance resources to improve donation practices and to establish an integrated network of donation professionals.”

The ISODP Journal Watch started in 2021 with a team of UK Researchers. The 2022 edition is led by a Canadian team, Drs Matthew Weiss and Sonny Dhanani, with the help of CDTRP Trainees and Management Team to identify and summarize relevant articles on organ donation.

The ultimate goal of Journal Watch would be to lead to the creation of a journal entirely dedicated to organ donation.

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September 2022 issue

This edition of the Journal Watch contains a selection of articles that cover a wide range of donation topics. This includes publications that touch on the risks in determining brain death after a decompressive craniectomy, the potential for successful donation after out of hospital cardiac arrest, management of the potential lung donor, and a deeply researched review of the position of the world’s major monotheistic religions on organ donation. Other topics include a report on extensive surveys with families who have gone through the donation process, a pathway to convert a potential in an actual organ donor, and a randomized trial of a workplace intervention for intent to donate registries.