Organ and Tissue Donations
Organ and Tissue Donations

Organ and Tissue Donations

by Michael Erdek, MD, MA

Organ and tissue donation is a crucial aspect of healthcare, as it can potentially save or improve the lives of many individuals in need. Medical students should learn about the importance of organ and tissue donation as it is an ethical and vital aspect of healthcare practice.

Understanding the donation process, including identifying and screening potential donors, matching donors with recipients, and performing transplantation procedures, can help medical students become better healthcare professionals.

Additionally, knowledge about organ and tissue donation can help medical students educate their patients and their families about the donation process, and potentially increase the number of donors.

By learning about the importance of organ and tissue donation, medical students can play a vital role in promoting the practice and helping to save lives.

Course Details

  • Videos 4
  • Duration 0:17 h
  • Quiz questions 9
  • Concept Pages 1


Your Educators of course Organ and Tissue Donations

 Michael Erdek, MD, MA

Michael Erdek, MD, MA

Dr. Michael Erdek is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine and the Director of Pain Medicine for the R.J. Zuckerberg Cancer Center at Northwell Health in New York.

Dr. Erdek received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and his MA in Moral Philosophy from St. Mary’s University in 2018. He trained in Surgery and in Anesthesiology prior to completing his subspecialty training in Pain Medicine and then Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. Being an Associate Professor at the Berman Institute of Bioethics for 5 years, he is particularly interested in the provision of palliative care and the ethics of the safe treatment of pain.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Erdek teaches Clinical Ethics.

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