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Welsh government lays claim to citizens’ bodily organs

by HLI Staff September 20, 2013 (HLI) - 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…

What Is the Forced Organ Donation Hypothetical?

(September 12, 2013 06:39 AM, by Bryan Caplan) I often appeal to the forced organ donation hypothetical. See for example my common-sense case for pacifism. But what precisely is the hypothetical? Here's an excellent explanation, courtesy of Judith Jarvis Thomson:[I]magine yourself to be a surgeon, a truly great... (0 COMMENTS)

The Gender Gap in Organ Donors in Taiwan

Al Roth reports on an interesting gender gap in Taiwan: according to an article in Focus Taiwan, "Of the 620,000 people on Taiwan's organ donation list, 65 percent are women..."  The article goes on to point out that: The trend is more...Show More Summary

For one family, organ donation offers a bittersweet ending

10 months agoHealth : The Checkup

My 55-year-old brother-in-law, Vince, had arrived at Howard County General Hospital’s intensive care unit late Saturday night. Sunday morning, the police called us: Vince was in critical condition, and we needed to come to the hospital. Read full article >>

Russia Wants To Offer Free Ex-Gay Conversion Therapy, Ban Gay Blood And Organ Donations

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Russia is really working overtime to ensure its title as The Worst, with lawmakers planning to reintroduce a ban on gay blood and organ donations from gay men and government-sponsored reparative therapy to return gays to a “normal life.” “We will suggest amendments to the law on donors that reintroduce homosexuality to the list of [...]

Organ Donor Socks

11 months agoOdd : Neatorama

Organ Donor Socks Do you feel strongly about organ donation? Where your heart on your feet with the Organ Donor Socks from the NeatoShop. This comfy pair of tube socks fits most men and women. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Footwear. Link

Welsh proposed system of presumed consent for organ donation are both unnecessary and unethical

by Peter Saunders I was recently interviewed by Emily Graves of Crossrhythms Radio about Welsh plans to introduce a system of presumed consent for organ donation. The following is an extract from the interview. The full transcript is available on line. Emily: Please could you start by outlining what the previous…

Organ Donation for Transplant with Multiple Sclerosis

A recent blog post about the plight of Sherri Muzher and her struggle to be of use beyond her life by donating her organs (while still alive; thus hastening her death) spared a lively conversation in the comments section.  One of the questions and concerns tables was whether or not Ms Muzher’s organs and tissue [...]

Man publishes website after he dies

11 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Matthew says: "Before Martin Manley committed suicide, he built a website explaining his reasons, his thoughts, his process, where his body would be, who to contact and the people to whom he wanted his organs donated."

Why Was Anthony Stokes Denied A Heart Transplant At 15?

11 months agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

Yesterday, the story of Anthony Stokes — a Georgia teen in need of a heart transplant — hit the national media, shining a light not only on organ donation, but also the shadowy practice of donor lists and eligibility. Anthony Stokes is just 15, and until three weeks ago, had never been ill in his... Show More Summary

Powerful Russian News Anchor: Gay Hearts Should Be Burned

An influential Russian talking head says gays are unsuitable for organ donation. read more

Wales gives final approval to dangerous ‘deemed consent’ organ donation

by John Smeaton Ethical campaigners have expressed their sadness following final approval of a bill in Wales to create an opt-out system for organ transplantation. Members of SPUC's Wales region are saddened that the Secretary of State for Wales has decided not to use his powers to block the Human Transplantation…

The Best Song About the Importance of Organ Donation You'll Hear All Year

12 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

And the video's incredible. The Uncluded (aka Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock) perform next Tuesday at Neumos. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Campaign Makes Organ Donation Easy For Lazy Millenials

12 months agoMarketing / Advertising : Adrants

Cleveland-based Marcus Thomas is out with a new campaign for organ donation entity Lifeblanc. Fronting the campaign, which aims to reach 18-25 year olds, are two TV :15s which aim to illustrate just how easy organ donation can be. Each ad begins with the sound of typing and is accompanied by text. Show More Summary

These Little Dolls Make Organ Donation Adorable

When American artist David Foox learned about a family member who needed a double lung transplant, he really became aware of the issue of organ donation. In the U.S. over 89,000 patients are waiting for an organ transplant; of them, 17 people die every day while waiting for a vital organ. Show More Summary

'Hot in Cleveland' to Air Episode About Organ Donation Wednesday, July 17 on TVLand

TV Landhas partnered with MatchingDonors.com, a leading non-profit organ donation website, it was announced today.

Patient Presumed Dead Wakes Up Moments Before Organ Donation Surgery

A New York patient awoke on the operating table just as doctors were about to remove her organs for donor transplantation, according to a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The report, detailed in theShow More Summary

Patient Wakes Up as Doctors About to Remove Organs for Transplant

As some nations move towards presumed consent on organ donations, there are more frequent occupancies of patients who are waking up from presumed death just as doctors are ready to harvest their organs for transplant. Our of New York state comes this story of a patient who woke up just in time. From ABC News: [...]

Organ Donation: Brain Dead Patient Wakes

Syracuse, NY – A patient, thought to be brain dead, awoke as surgeons began the process of organ donation. Doctors at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center were preparing to harvest organs from 41-year-old Colleen S. Burns on October 20, 2009 when she opened her eyes. Show More Summary

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