Brain Death in Children Task Force Guidelines

  • David A. Stumpf


Several organizations simultaneously began to address the issue of brain death guidelines in children. A Task Force was thus formed, with representatives from various societies and organizations (Table I). The Task Force met in Chicago (November 1985), New Orleans (April 1986), and Boston (October 1986), and was called Task Force on Brain Death in Childhood. A conference call in November 1986 finalized the document. Between these discussions, feedback was requested by the parent organizations and other interested parties. Thus, a consensus was sought.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Stumpf
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  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and NeurologyNorthwestern University Medical School, The Children’s Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA

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