by Peter Baklinski OTTAWA, Ontario, 4 September, 12 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Ontario’s organ donation agency aggressively campaigns to grow a list of registered organ donors, a legal scholar has slammed the updated national guidelines for establishing the moment of death, arguing that the guidelines were deliberately…
Facebook has quietly introduced its four-month-old organ donation feature to Asia, after initiative — which allows users to sign up as organ donors via the social network — quietly went...
Take a look at your driver’s license. Does it have the little dot indicating you’re willing to donate your organs should the worst happen? Either way, researchers say there are public policy implications in how you decided.
People who donate a kidney, part of their liver, or bone marrow for transplant surgeries can receive tax breaks in 17 states; however, a new study finds that incentives did not increase the number of organ donations. That does not mean states should end the tax breaks, the report’s researchers said. Instead, states should focus [...]
The policies that several states have adopted giving tax deductions or credits to living organ donors do not appear to have increased donation rates. Authors of the study, appearing in the August issue of the American Journal of Transplantation,...Show More Summary
A new paper from Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis, and Sarah S. Stith (abstract; PDF) looks at whether various incentives are helping in getting more organ donations and bone-marrow donations: In an attempt to alleviate the shortfall in organs and bone marrow available for transplants, many U.S. Show More Summary
The British betting company Ladbrokes favors Haruki Murakami to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, at ten-to-one odds. Casey N. Cep on the parallels between posthumous publishing and organ donation. A design history of André Breton’s “Nadja.”
By donating a kidney to her goddaughter, singer Sandra Mihanovich has created awareness in Argentina about the importance of organ donation. Her example joins the campaign #SoyDonante ("I'm a donor") on Twitter and the video "I'm a donor and I tell the world" on YouTube.
Eight months ago, 16-year-old Caleb Beaver of Saucier, Mississippi, passed away on Christmas Day of 2011 from two strokes caused by an undiagnosed birth defect. He was a soccer-playing kid who loved to play bass guitar and wanted to be a doctor. Show More Summary
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
Add one more unexpected consequence of Americans' expanding waistlines: A growing number of potential organ donors are ineligible to donate because of their weight.
Bill Doss in Austin (more by Tim Griffin) "Nuçi's Space is a non-profit health and music resource center in Athens, GA. The aim of the organization is to prevent suicide by providing obstacle free treatment for musicians suffering from depression...
The Blog da Saúde [Health Blog] announced [pt] the Ministry of Health's partnership with Facebook to encourage organ donation by members of the largest social network in the world. “The Minister of Health, Alexandre Padilha, and the Vice President of Facebook for Latin America, Alexandre Hohagen, will launch, next Monday (30th), a new profile feature for Facebook users...
For many people, organ donation is an opportunity to use their own death to extend another person’s life. Hearts and lungs can be transplanted directly into another patient, while other tissues are first processed into medical products such as bone screws and skin grafts. Show More Summary
Another 9/11 Sick Responder is in unstable, critical condition in the hospital. His only chance for survival is a double lung transplant and most likely also a liver (they will determine after a biopsy in a day or so.. So I wondered,...Show More Summary
Atheendar Venkataramani (Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital), Erika G. Martin (SUNY-Albany, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government), Anitha Vijayan (Washington University, Department of Medicine) & Jason Wellen (Washington University, Department of Surgery), The Impact of Tax Policies on Living Organ Donations in the United States: In an effort to...
According to a report in Silicon Republic this morning, the Facebook Timeline tool for organ donation has gone live for people in Ireland. The ‘life saving‘ system where Facebook users...
This may be surprising, considering our glowing reputation, but when it comes to giving up our organs New Yorkers aren't the most generous folks in the country. In fact, we're second to last (behind Texas) for organ donation. Only about 15 percent of New Yorkers are registered to be organ ... More »
Robin Roberts is turning her own scare with a rare bone marrow disorder, into a call for organ donation. This morning on “Good Morning America” Roberts announced that beginning today, she will begin pre-treatments that will result in a bone marrow transplant later this year. Show More Summary
I realize that a lot of people have issues with organ donation. But I think those who are promoting it, need to think about those on the frontlines and make sure their worthy efforts aren't being cobbled at the very last moment.