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NY falls short of national average in organ donation

A study from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield showed 22% of New York adults in the donor registry, compared with 48% nationally. The study also said 539 New Yorkers died awaiting a transplant last year while others became too sick and ineligible.

Physicians Have Higher Rate of Organ Donation Registration than General Public

A study that included about 15,000 physicians found that they were more likely to be registered as an organ donor compared to the general public, according to a study in the July 16 issue of JAMA.

Physicians have higher rate of organ donation registration than general public

A study that included about 15,000 physicians found that they were more likely to be registered as an organ donor compared to the general public, according to a study in the July 16 issue of JAMA. read more

A Major Scientific Breakthrough Could Save The Lives Of People Who Need Organs

One of the biggest problems with organ donation is availability. People will sit on waiting lists for months before getting the organ they need to survive. Now the BBC is reporting a potentially huge scientific breakthrough. It's a technique...Show More Summary

Our ‘Hot Cheetos And Takis’ Kids Are Back With A New Jam And A Mess Of Controversy

11 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

I think the only solution to this whole issue is that more people and organizations donate more money to this program, which takes place at the Y, so that funds can not only be redistributed back into the program so more kids can partake, but these pint-sized stars can also start saving some money for college. Show More Summary

Soccer Club's Organ Donation Campaign Reduces Waiting List To Zero

last yearSports : Deadspin

For two years, Brazilian side Sport Club Recife has urged fans to sign up as organ donors. The BBC catches up with the campaign, and it's working better than anyone could have hoped. Read more...

China still targeting and murdering religious minorities for illegal organ ‘donations’: Expert

by Tony Gosgnach TORONTO, May 30, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – China’s forced organ harvesting program, which particularly victimizes practitioners of the Falun Gong spiritual discipline, is continuing unabated, says a prominent Canadian human rights lawyer. David Matas spoke Wednesday evening at the University…

'Grey's Anatomy' is Hurting Organ Donation

Dylan Matthews, Vox: About 18 people die every day waiting for organ donations. There are a lot of potential ways to reduce the shortage of organs, but under current law the easiest is probably persuading people to register as donors in case of death. Show More Summary

Is ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Hurting Organ Donation Rates?

It’s hard not to love the show, with its complex and sometimes-melodramatic plot and its rich cast of characters, but a recent study has concluded that Grey’s Anatomy might have an attitude problem that’s rubbing off on its fans. The paper, first published in Communication Research, concluded that as a show, Grey’s Anatomy “depicts doctors

Nova Scotia considers presumed consent for organ donation

by Colin Kerr HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 25, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) –– The Nova Scotia Health Minister stated on Thursday that the province is considering reversing its organ donation procedure to one that presumes consent of the deceased, something one expert has said “would give more power to…

The Power of Organ Donation That Saved My Son's Life

At 16 years old, I went to the DMV to get my license. I checked the box to be an Organ and Tissue donor and I used a woman behind me in line as my witness. It was a no brainer for me, a decision I made on the spot without hesitation. Who...Show More Summary

To be an organ donor, specific attitudes trump general support, study finds

Most Americans say they support the idea of organ donation, yet fewer than half of eligible donors ever register, national polls show. That may be because supporting a good cause doesn’t mean people will take action. However, people are more likely to sign up if they have positive attitudes specifically about registering as a donor, according to research.

To be an organ donor, specific attitudes trump general support, study finds

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans say they support the idea of organ donation, yet fewer than half of eligible donors ever register, national polls show. That may be because supporting a good cause doesn't mean people will take action. However,...Show More Summary

Paralyzed Man Heard Docs Discuss Organ Donation

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

Paralyzed Stroke Victim Listened Helplessly as Doctors Discussed Organ Donation

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 […]

Pittsburgh Man Rejected As Organ Donor Because He Was Gay, Family Says

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.

Texas Organ Donation Advocate, Nefeterius McPherson, Dies of Cancer

"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

Elder Organ Donation

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...

'Significant' untapped potential for newborn organ donation in UK

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

Potential for 'uncapped' newborn organ donations with UK guideline review

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

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