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 andbenefit 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 will be led by a Canadian team, Drs Matt Weiss and Sonny Dhanani, with the help of the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (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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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 andbenefit 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 will be led by a Canadian team, Drs Matt Weiss and Sonny Dhanani, with the help of the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (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.
Register to the newsletter here

Introduction

“It is with great pleasure that a Canadian team is hosting the ISODP Journal Watch for 2022. We have organized a collaborative team reviewing and organizing the very best and most relevant donation and transplantation manuscripts from various sources. The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) and us ensure that we deliver a practical dissemination format to our Canadian and International colleagues. The editions are prepared by us with a significant assist from Sylvia Okonofua and Amina Silva, CDTRP Trainees and Stéphanie Larivière, CDTRP Communications Manager. We are always happy to hear your feedback and look forward to and interesting year in review.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles as much as we enjoyed reviewing them, and we look forward to sharing more with you!

Enjoy the reading.”

– Sonny Dhanani & Matthew Weiss

Dr. Sonny Dhanani

Dr. Dhanani is the chief of the pediatric intensive care unit at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa and Associate Professor (Pediatrics) at the University of Ottawa. He is now the Chair of the Canadian Donation Physician Network, Chair of Canadian Blood Services’ national Deceased Donation Advisory Committee, and steering committee member of Health Canada’s Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative. Dr. Dhanani is Associate Director for donation research for the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program. His own area of focus is leading international research pertaining to practices and standards for determining death after cardiac arrest for the purposes of donation.

Dr. Matthew Weiss

Dr. Weiss is a pediatric intensivist working in Quebec City at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the Université Laval. He has multiple provincial and national donation roles, most notably as medical director of donation at Transplant Québec. His research interests mainly focus on the implementation of legislative and policy reform in organ donation. He is the national lead of the LEADDR research program on implementation of reforms in Nova Scotia and had led or collaborated in the development of several deceased donation best practice guidelines. His multiple peer reviewed publications touch on diverse aspects of adult and pediatric donation. Dr. Weiss has presented on these topics in local, national, and international scientific conferences and is a frequent communicator of donation policies and practices in media outlets.

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For this first edition we have chosen six articles that touch on a variety of donation related issues, from the efficacy of a web-based education intervention in Malaysia, to the evaluation of controlled DCD implementation in France. One of the articles and its commentary discuss the neurophysiology of a normothermic regional perfusion (NPR) animal model with potential ethical implications. New practices are reviewed in a study of the results of lung transplantation after Medical Assistance in Dying (voluntary euthanasia) in Canada and a Spanish look at liver outcomes after abdominal NRP. Finally, an often overlooked aspect of the donation process, donor family aftercare, is examined in a joint paper from 15 European countries.  

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This edition of the Journal Watch focuses mainly on aspects of system development, from how to measure and compare performance metrics to what are the signs of work-related issues we should be monitoring for in donor coordinators. There is an analysis of how even similarly structured systems in the UK and Australia can be very difficult to compare using currently collected data. There is also a report from an international round table explored how donation after voluntary euthanasia (also known as medical assistance in dying) has been integrated into end-of-life care in a few countries, a description of DCD protocol variations in the area covered by an organ donation organization in the United States, and others.

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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.

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As 2022 winds down, this is the last edition delivered straight from the North Pole. As always, the team is pleased to report a diverse selection of articles with topics ranging from public outreach to specific communities to artificial intelligence predictions of time to death after terminal extubation. The topics selected will certainly inform practice and policy, but more importantly they open avenues of future investigation, highlighting areas that require a better understanding from donation stakeholders. Start looking for grants and don’t be afraid to seek out collaborators among these authors!

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