non-heart beating donor

   a corpse
   It sounds better to the recipient of a transplanted organ, or his relatives:
    [Transplant surgeons] proposed alternative for dead... 'non-heart beating donor'. (Daily Telegraph, 12 May 1993, quoting the British Medical journal)

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