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
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 […]
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.
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.
House of Representatives has finally lifted the federal ban on the donation of HIV-positive organs to HIV-positive recipients. read more
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 …
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio Governor John Kasich on Wednesday stayed the execution of convicted killer Ronald Phillips to assess whether Phillips's non-vital organs or tissues can be donated to his mother or possibly others.
Officials in Ohio have denied a death row inmate’s request to have his organs donated to his relatives, saying that he made the request too late. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) is concerned about the number of Western jihadists fightingShow More Summary
Ohio child killer and rapist, Ronald Phillips is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, November 14th. Phillips has made a request that his organs be donated to help his sick mother and sister. His mother has kidney disease and is on dialysis and his sister has a heart condition While the child killer is waiting... Show More Summary
From MedPage Today: Brain Deaths Down, Ditto Organ Donations? Neurologic death became progressively less likely among individuals suffering brain injuries in western Canada from 2002 to 2012, with potentially worrisome implications for organ transplantation. Show More Summary
A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that the number of patients being declared "brain dead" has decreased over the past 10 years, but this has serious implications for organ donations and transplants. Show More Summary
A strategy where living kidney donors are paid $10,000, with the assumption that this strategy would increase the number of transplants performed by 5% or more, would be less costly and more effective than the current organ donationShow More Summary
More than 90 percent of the public supports organ donation, yet less than half the population registers as donors, surveys show. What if registration was better promoted to those who had previously turned it down? And at the place almost...Show More Summary
The small country of Wales found itself the center of attention this past July when it became the first country in the United Kingdom to adopt a “presumed consent” policy for organ donation. Under this new protocol, explicit consent to be an organ donor is no longer required. All patients are considered organ donors unless […]
A rich Brazilian businessman condemned for threatening to bury his $400,000-plus Bentley Flying Spur has been revealed as the champion of his country’s organ donation awareness campaign in an unexpected PR twist. Chiquinho Scarpa earned...Show More Summary