Pediatric Brain Death and Organ Transplantation The Los Angeles Experience

  • J. Gordon McComb


An institutional approach to brain death was first undertaken at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) by an Ad Hoc Committee during the 1970s. Subsequent modification of the initial guidelines has been an ongoing process by the Divisions of Neurosurgery and Neurology. CHLA does not now nor ever did have an official position on the criteria for brain death.


Cerebral Blood Flow Organ Donation Brain Death Biliary Atresia Persistent Vegetative State 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Gordon McComb
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of NeurosurgeryChildrens Hospital of Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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