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Table 1 Reported cases of toxins and poisons leading to successful organ transplantation following brain stem death

From: Poisoned patients as potential organ donors: postal survey of transplant centres and intensive care units

Organ transplanted Poisons and toxins
Heart Barbiturates, benzodiazepines, brodifacoum (rodenticide), carbon monoxide, cyanide, ecstasy, insulin, methanol, paracetamol, venlafaxine
Kidney Barbiturates, benzodiazepines, brodifacoum, carbon monoxide, cocaine, cyanide, ecstasy, insulin, malathion, methanol, paracetamol, tricyclic antidepressants
Liver Amanita phalloides mushroom, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, brodifacoum, carbon monoxide, cocaine, cyanide, ecstasy, lead, malathion, methaqualone, methanol, tricyclic antidepressants
Lung Brodifacoum, carbon monoxide, ecstasy, methanol
Pancreas Brodifacoum, carbon monoxide, cyanide, ecstasy, insulin methanol, paracetamol