Use of Anencephalic Infants as Organ Donors Crossing a Threshold

  • Ronald E. Cranford
  • John C. Roberts


My interest in this area began in June 1986, when I received a call from a pediatric neurologist on the east coast. She called me in my capacity as chairman of the Ethics and Humanities Committee of the American Academy of Neurology because she had become quite concerned when she had heard of professionals involved in the transplant movement discuss the increasingly common practice of using anencephalics as organ donors.


Organ Donor Vital Organ Moral Dilemma Warm Ischemia Time Cranial Vault 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald E. Cranford
    • 1
  • John C. Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyHennepin County Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineAbbott—Northwestern HospitalMinneapolisUSA

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