What are the risks of organ donation following treatment for cocaine toxicity?

Updated: Dec 31, 2020
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, JD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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If a patient with cocaine toxicity is being considered as an organ donor, remember that cocaine preferentially accumulates in the liver and kidney. Therefore, use of these organs may result in the transplantation of a substantial reservoir of the toxin.

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