Guidance for Recognizing Central Nervous System Infections in Potential Deceased Organ Donors
Recently a transmission of rabies occurred from an infected donor to an organ recipient. This case reminds us that potential organ donors need to be carefully evaluated for the presence of meningoencephalitis. Although uncommon, these transmissions result in a high rate of adverse events. The Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) has provided practical guidance on the evaluation of potential organ donors for meningoencephalitis during the screening procedure. View the guidance document: Guidance for Recognizing Central Nervous System Infections in Potential Deceased Organ Donors: What to Consider During Donor Evaluation and Organ Offers.