A stroke patient lying paralysed in a hospital listened in horror as doctors discussed organ donation with his family after telling them he would not survive. Jimi Fritze, 43, heard every word but couldn't protest because he was unable to speak. Show More Summary
Here is yet another cautionary tale for patients who are organ donors, where doctors may too quickly began cutting up patients who are not really dead to begin harvesting their organs for donations. These kinds of cases have happened before, as supposedly “brain dead” patients have come back to life just before having their vital […]
Just a few months earlier, he had co-hosted a fundraiser for the local organ donation organization. The post Pittsburgh Man Rejected As Organ Donor Because He Was Gay, Family Says appeared first on ThinkProgress.
"So, how do you know Nef?" That phrase was commonplace at gatherings hosted by my friend, Nefeterius McPherson. Almost like a game of six degrees of separation, people were brought together by their common love for this exuberant, mocha-skinned...Show More Summary
A few days ago, an email landed in my inbox with a subject line about old age and organ donation. Huh? Without having given it much thought, I had assumed old organs were probably not useful, probably worn out. According...
There is "significant" potential for organ donation to be made from among UK newborns, reveals research. But it is going untapped because of current guidelines on the definition of brainstem death, which run counter to those used by many other developed countries, say the authors. Show More Summary
In the UK, organ donation from newborns is practically unheard of. New research from the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London suggests that this is primarily due to current death verification and certification standards. But the study...Show More Summary
There is "significant" potential for organ donation to be made from among UK newborns, reveals research published online in the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of the Archives of Disease in Childhood. But it is going untapped because of current guidelines on the definition of brainstem death, which run counter to those used by many other developed countries, say the authors. read more
American Muslims who interpret negative events in life as punishment from God are less likely to believe that donating organs after death is ethical than those with a more positive outlook, according to a survey conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago's Program on Medicine and Religion.
Free-standing organ recovery centers could markedly improve efficiency and reduce costs associated with deceased organ donation, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The study's findings have major implications for cost containment and national policies related to organ transplantation. read more
Greetings, fellow Coppertops! The batch of Red Pills I’ve cooked out for you is pretty varied, covering everything from the robbery of (quasi) sacred blood, to love stories triggered by organ donation; we’ll also examine the physical features of the 1st Europeans & send 5-D positive energy...
Brains, organ donation and artificial inseminated are the themes for the CW’s latest pilot pickups as Variety reports that the network has announced pilot pickups of Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero’s “iZombie.” “iZombie” is “about a med student-turned-zombie forced to work in a coroner’s office.”... Read More
Incentives don’t always work in the way we expect and neither do nudges. The British found that different slogans to encourage organ donation had markedly different effects. …the least successful message was: “Every day thousands of people who see this page decide to register [as an organ donor],” which ran alongside a picture of a group […]
Israel, which has a history of creatively incentivizing organ donation, will soon be implementing yet another organ "nudge." Al Roth shared a recent email from Israeli transplant surgeon (and Freakonomics podcast guest) Jay Lavee explaining...Show More Summary
Okay, a short enough question to chew on for a bit. The core of this argument between JoAnne Dobson (UUP) and Alastair Ross (DUP) is that the former wants to change the law to make organ donation a default position which you and your relatives can opt out of, whilst Mr Ross’s proposed amendment would […]
Post by Rebecca Stokes. In 1989, Doug McGuire was found guilty of raping and killing a pregnant woman. He's been in prison ever since, until today, where his sentence of death by lethal injection was carried out. His death didn't come...Show More Summary
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...
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 …
What it's like on the wrong end of a heart transplant. read more
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.