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.
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the 2006 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) or enacted similar legislation giving individuals the "First Person Authorization" (FPA) to consent to organ donation after death via a signed donor card or driver's license, or by enrollment in a donor registry. Show More Summary
All 50 states have adopted laws giving individuals the right to consent to organ donation after death via a signed donor card or driver's license, or by enrollment in a donor registry. While such laws give hospitals legal authority to...Show More Summary
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
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
[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...
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, 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 […]