Multi-Organ Donor Procurement surgery - DCD

This e-learning focuses on the abdominal organ procurement of the DCD donor. 

Target Groups

The e-learning ‘Multi-Organ Donor Procurement surgery - DCD’ is developed for surgeons who are interested in abdominal organ procurement and transplantation surgery. 


Upon completion of the e-learning, the surgeon should be able to:

  • name all steps in the DCD procedure
  • explain about each step:
    • why this is undertaken
    • which alternative possibilities are available
    • which options are best suited
  • explain the difference in approach between DBD and DCD
  • name the basic principles of organ preservation in DCD donation
Preview e-learning
Preview e-learning


The module combines theory and short video’s with voice-over to illustrate the steps in each lesson. This module comprises of the following lessons:

  • General Principles
  • Preparation
  • Cannulation, decompression and perfusion
  • Organ dissection
  • Organ procurement
  • Splitting of liver and pancreas ex situ
  • Abdominal organ inspection before packing
  • Closing the donor body
  • Test


The e-learning module is awarded with 2 credits by the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Heelkunde.

Time invesment 

It will take approximately 2 hours to successfully complete the e-learning. 


The e-learning is free of charge, but only available for surgeons involved in donor surgery. In order to gain access to this course your order needs to be approved.

Please follow the steps to register for the e-learning: 

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  • Select [Vraag toegang tot cursus aan] (request access to course)
  • Register for an account, fill in the following: Voornaam (first name), Achternaam (last name), Emailadres (emailadress) and Wachtwoord (password)
  • Select [Toegang aanvragen] (request access)
  • Please provide us with your LinkedIn-account or any other information so we can check that you are a surgeon involved in donor surgery


This e-learning is developed with the help of: A.G. Baranski (LUMC), H.S. Hofker (UMCG), J. Hunter (Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences) and C.H. Wilson (van The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals) 


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