Key messages

• The family must be given time to accept the inevitability of death and to understand the concept of brainstem testing.

• Staff must understand and accept the validity of brainstem testing.

• Where there are no medical contraindications, the possibility of organ donation should be offered to the family.

• Whatever the outcome, the family need to be supported throughout and made aware of the time-scale of events.

• Organ donation gives a positive outcome for both the family and intensive care unit staff.

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