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

10 months agoPolitics / US Politics : Swampland

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

10 months agoLGBT / 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

11 months agoNews : 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

11 months agoNews : 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 …

Ohio execution stayed while state weighs allowing organ donation

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.

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11 months agoNews : Reason

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 Wants Organs Donated After Execution

11 months agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

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

Top stories in health and medicine, October 29, 2013

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

Number of patients declared 'brain dead' decreasing

11 months agoHealth : Medical News Today

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

Paying people to become kidney donors could be cost-effective

11 months agoHealth : Medical News Today

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

Organ donor promotion at DMV brings increase in registrations

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

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