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Organ donation should be the default, not an opt-in

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Do you know a Canberran who has donated a kidney to save a loved one? I know three such heroes, and have met the beneficiaries of two others. Theirs are our city’s greatest love stories. Of parent and child, husband and wife, colleague or friend, making a huge and high-risk sacrifice to save the life […]

Pushing Euthanasia and Organ Donation for Canada

When Canada’s Supreme Court imposed a nation-wide euthanasia regime on Canada, without a terminal illness requirement, I warned that it wouldn’t be long before the bioethicists pushed to conjoin medicalized homicide with organ harvesting. Advocacy for such a course has now begun. Show More Summary

This Daring PSA for Organ Donation Introduced the Jerk Everyone Came to Love

We come from different places, have our individual jobs, families, hobbies, charms, quirks and beliefs. But among the things we all have in common: everybody everywhere knows somebody who's a giant asshole. That indelicate little fact...Show More Summary

Activists Call for Euthanizing Patients and Harvesting Their Organs

Well, well, that didn’t take long, did it? Euthanasia became legal in Canada in June and by December Quebec bioethicists had already published an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics calling for organ donation after euthanasia. In fact, they were reflecting the positive opinions of the both the Quebec government and of Transplant Quebec, […]

Nova Scotia premier pushes for organ donation to be the norm at death

Provincial law currently requires an opt in for organ harvesting, but the leader of the province wants to change it to opt out.

How Spain achieved a remarkably high rate of deceased organ donation

(Wiley) Spain is leading the world in deceased organ donation. A new article published in the American Journal of Transplantation contains important information that can help other countries learn from the success of the Spanish system to help address the worldwide problem of transplant organ shortages.

Quickies: Risks in Editing Genes, Disney World as a Medieval Pilgrimage, and Complications of Organ Donation

Categories: Quickies Unexpected Risks Found In Editing Genes To Prevent Inherited Disorders – “The findings confirmed the suspicions of many researchers, and the conclusions drawn by Mitalipov and his team were unequivocal:... (Read more...)

France introduces opt-out policy on organ donation

Change in law means consent for organs to be removed is presumed unless person joins official ‘refusal register’ France has reversed its policy on organ donations so that all people could become donors on their death unless they join an official register to opt out. Show More Summary

Milwaukee judge donates kidney to her colleague and friend in need: 'Of course I was willing to try'

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WITI) -- A pair of Milwaukee judges will soon serve as the national faces of organ donation. Over the summer, one judge gave up her kidney to save her long-time friend and colleague. Soon, they'll be in Pasadena, California with the "Donate Life" float at the Rose Parade. Show More Summary

Self-driving cars could reduce organ donations

Autonomous vehicles might prove to have an impact on organ donations.        

Kidney Transplant Recipient, Will Attempt Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Together in 2017

In an effort to bring awareness to the power and benefits of living organ donation, Hasberry, Kuykendall and Kuykendall's son, Cade, will attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa, in June 2017.

Gay Men in Canada Still Face Discrimination When It Comes to Organ Donation

last monthNews : Vice News

Men who have sex with men face extra scrutiny due to Health Canada policies.

Think you’re too old to be an organ donor? Think again

Organ donations from senior citizens rarely happen. But older kidneys are an untapped resource and could help relieve the organ shortage, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Torino in northwest Italy. Continue reading ? The post Think you’re too old to be an organ donor? Think again appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Teen unexpectedly dies one day after becoming organ donor

UTAH -- A Utah couple lost their teenage daughter unexpectedly, and now they are speaking out about their loss, their love for their daughter and the ways organ donation is helping them and her friends on the path to healing. London Layton was a passionate dancer, a cheerleader, and a wonderful friend. Show More Summary

Organs donated by elderly can work for years, study finds

last monthNews : USAToday: News

Elderly people's organs are still viable for organ transplants        

Old Age Should Not Exclude Organ Donation After Death

In a recent study, patient and organ survival rates were similar following transplantation using kidneys from donors aged 50-59 years, 60-69 years, 70-79 years, and greater than or equal to 80 years. Kidney discard rates were similar for kidneys from donors aged 50 to 79 years, but the rate was strikingly higher among kidneys from octogenarian donors.

How one real estate exec rallied an industry to promote organ donations

About 10,000 New Yorkers are awaiting an organ transplant, and about every 18 hours, a New Yorker dies waiting for a heart, lung, kidney or pancreas. New York state is ranked last in the nation for... To view the full story, click the title link.

Gay Blood Donors Would Save Lives -- But Trump Appointee Could Block Them

Imagine if you had the power to help save over a million lives a year, but the government was like, “nah, better not. Too gay.” That’s what’s been going on for over thirty years, ever since the FDA banned blood and organ donations from men who have sex with men. Show More Summary

Have you talked to your family about organ donation?

Too many people die waiting for an organ transplant. Here's how you could save one of them

TWIABP release new song "Body Without Organs," donating proceeds to ACLU

It's the band's fourth new song to come out this year. Continue reading…

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