Deceased organ procurement system

The Lebanese organ procurement system is based on early donor detection and referral, brain death diagnosis and aggressive management. It is based on a national organ procurement network with a central oce (NOD-Lb) where national and regional coordinators convene and communicate regularly with aliated hospitals that can be either detector and extractor hospitals (with a Hospital Organ Procurement Unit -HOPU) or only detectors.

Each hospital has to designate a Hospital Organ Procurement Unit (HOPU). This Unit is composed of an intensivist, a neurologist, a coroner, and a minimum of two Organ Procurement Coordinators (OPC) clinical supervisors or health professionals from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Emergency Room (ER).