Currently in Canada, cardiac donation is limited to donors who are declared death based on neurologic criteria. Implementation of cardiac DCDD programs (as has been done in a few other countries) has the potential to increase the number of available donor hearts and significantly reduce the cardiac transplant waitlist. Our primary aim is to describe the facilitators and barriers to the implementation of cardiac DCDD programs in Canada.
We are writing to invite you to participate in a study being conducted to explore your opinions regarding cardiac donation after circulatory determination of death (cardiac DCDD) and its implementation in Canada. The study involves participating in an individual interview (conducted through a video call). Your participation will contribute significantly to this effort and will only take about 20 or 30 minutes of your time. The interview can be conducted anytime that is convenient to you either in person or through Skype or Zoom depending on your preference.
This study is funded by Canadian Blood Services – Centre for Innovation.
If you would like more information on this study, would like to receive a letter of information about this study or to participate in this study please contact the study team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.