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Ohio Rejects Killer's Organ Donation Offer

Offering to donate organs won one condemned Ohio inmate a temporary a reprieve but it looks like it isn't going to become a trend. Death row inmate John McGuire sought a reprieve to become an organ donor but was rejected because he couldn't identify a family member who would receive...

Ohio killer tried to delay execution with organ donation offer

10 months agoNews : Field Notes

A convicted killer scheduled to be executed Thursday with an untested drug cocktail tried to delay his date with death by offering to become an organ donor after another condemned prisoner won a temporary reprieve with the same request. But Ohio Gov. John Kasich turned down two …

Uniform Protocols, Clear Standards For Determining Brain Death Would Offer Significant Benefits

Process variations related to brain death have far-reaching implications beyond delaying an official declaration of death, including added stress for the patient's family, missed opportunities for organ donation and increased costs of care, according to an article in the December issue of Critical Care Nurse.

When the living and the deceased don't agree on organ donation

12 months agoHealth : Medical News Today

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the 2006 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) or enacted similar legislation giving individuals the "First Person Authorization" (FPA) to consent to organ donation after death via a signed donor card or driver's license, or by enrollment in a donor registry. Show More Summary

When the living, deceased don't agree on organ donation

All 50 states have adopted laws giving individuals the right to consent to organ donation after death via a signed donor card or driver's license, or by enrollment in a donor registry. While such laws give hospitals legal authority to...Show More Summary

Opportunistic microorganism could be a signal of transplant rejection

More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims.But treatment doesn't end with surgery. Show More Summary

President Signs HOPE Act, Clearing the Way for HIV Positive Organ Donation

Two weeks before World AIDS Day, President Obama has signed a new law that replaces a ban on using the organs of HIV positive people. It has been illegal since the 1980s to even study whether or not transplants between HIV positive people could be done safely and effectively. Show More Summary

Statement by the President on the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act

[Released November 21, 2013] Earlier today, I signed into law the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that allows scientists to carry out research into organ donations from one person with HIV to another.  For decades, these organ transplants have been illegal. It was even illegal to study whether they could...

Obama Signs Law Allowing Organ Donation Between HIV-Positive Patients

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last week we reported that Congress had passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, a bill that will end a 25-year ban on using HIV-positive donors’ organs for any purpose, including medical research. It will also lift the ban...

Stanford scientists think mysterious virus could be a signal of a weak immune system

STANFORD, Calif. — More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims. But treatment doesn't end with surgery. Show More Summary

Swimming with Maya {Book review and giveaway}

Never in a million years would I have had a clue that I would know as much about organ donation as I do right now. But here we are, three weeks away from Zoe’s 5th Heartiversary and I know so much. Way too much I sometimes think. When I got asked if I would be interested in […]

Death-row organ donations pose practical, ethical hurdles

last yearNews : Field Notes

Ohio's governor has postponed the execution of a child-killer so he can study his offer to donate organs — a proposal that experts say would be a logistical nightmare and an ethical minefield.

Ohio delays inmate's execution over organ donation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor delayed the execution of a condemned child killer to consider the inmate's unprecedented organ donation request, acknowledging that it's "uncharted territory" but expressing hope that the man might help save a life before losing his own.

Bill Lifting Ban on HIV Organ Donation Clears House

House of Representatives has finally lifted the federal ban on the donation of HIV-positive organs to HIV-positive recipients. read more

Ohio delays child killer Ronald Phillips' execution to study organ donation

last yearNews : Field Notes

The governor of Ohio has delayed the execution of convicted child killer and rapist so he can study the prisoner's last-minute request to donate his organs. Ronald Phillips was due to receive a lethal injection — an untested two-drug cocktail — on Thursday. His execu …

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