The purpose of this paper is methodological. I begin by showing the methodological frailties of both the heart and brain approach to the criteria of death used in connection with organ transplantation. I then clarify what a definition is. Finally, I propose to abandon the definition of death, and suggest a pragmatic definition of 'explantability window'.
- Explantability window
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)