UDDAUniform Determination of Death Act
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We observed they went away west, as we did, but had supposed we would have taken that side of the lake, whereas we very happily took the south side; and in two days more they disappeared again: for they, believing we were still before them, pushed on till they came to the Udda, a very great river when it passes farther north, but when we came to it we found it narrow and fordable.
We had, to our great satisfaction, just pitched upon a convenient place for our camp; for as we had just entered upon a desert above five hundred miles over, where we had no towns to lodge at, and, indeed, expected none but the city Jarawena, which we had yet two days' march to; the desert, however, had some few woods in it on this side, and little rivers, which ran all into the great river Udda; it was in a narrow strait, between little but very thick woods, that we pitched our camp that night, expecting to be attacked before morning.
(16) As discussed below, a significant criticism of DCD is that the interval between cardiac arrest and procurement--usually two to five minutes--is not long enough to exclude the possibility of autoresuscitation and, thus, is not "irreversible," a condition necessary to meet the legal definition of death under the UDDA. (17)
Even though not all states have adopted the exact language of the UDDA, they all have some form of legal recognition for a neurological standard of death.
From the first organ donations in the 1950s, until the adoption of the UDDA in 1980, nearly all organs from cadavers were procured for transplant through donations after cardiac death.
Because this practice is encompassed in a UDDA provision requiring death determination to be "in accordance with accepted medical standards," declaring death on DCD donors does not violate the dead donor rule.
He described Udda as one of Hamas's founders in Ramallah and said the arrest took place on Saturday night.
(56) Despite this, the President's Council on Bioethics' white paper, Controversies in the Determination of Death, ultimately led to the model UDDA, which has been adopted by most states nationwide.
The Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA), first proposed in 1981, is a model act that seeks to define death.
(5) Its comprehensive report included a proposed Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA), which served as the model for the remaining twenty-three states that had not yet revised their death statutes to include a brain-based criterion.
A related objection to our contrarian position is, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Alexander Capron appealed to this maxim in defending the Uniform Determination of Death Act: "Theoretical objections of philosophers notwithstanding, the UDDA, with its bifurcated reliance on circulatory/respiratory and whole-brain standards for determining death, seems to work fine." (27) If our arguments are sound, the moral and legal status quo is broken on the theoretical level.
The book offers valuable historical and clinical discussions of brain death, explores the lack of conceptual and clinical consensus surrounding brain death, considers the perplexities engendered by the binary standard of death contained in the Uniform Determination of Death Act, and examines the relationship between the newer cardiac criterion associated with the Pittsburgh Protocol and the UDDA.