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Families should not be allowed to veto dead relatives' organ donation wishes

y been suggested that patients should be kept alive using elective ventilation to facilitate the harvesting of organs for donation. But David Shaw, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen believes there is a much simpler way to increase the number of donated organs – by ensuring that doctors respect the wishes of the deceased and over-rule any veto. read more
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Organ Donation: Brain Dead Patient Wakes

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 years ago)

Syracuse, NY – A patient, thought to be brain dead, awoke as surgeons began the process of organ donation. Doctors at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center were preparing to harvest organs from 41-year-old Colleen S. Burns on October ... Read Post

Rule Change Stops Push to Harvest Organs of People Still Alive on Life Support

Issues & Causes / Pro Life : (last year)

I wrote back in April that a core ethical rule in organ transplant medicine was threatened with a dangerous turn that would allow doctors to bring up donation to the families of disabled patients before a decision to cease life supp... Read Post

How 3D Printing Could End The Deadly Shortage Of Donor Organs

News : Huffington Post (1 hour ago)

Three-dimensional printing has been used to make everything from pizza to prostheses, and now researchers are working on using the emerging technology to fabricate hearts, kidneys, and other vital human organs. That would be very bi... Read Post

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