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 […]
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
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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, […]
Provincial law currently requires an opt in for organ harvesting, but the leader of the province wants to change it to opt out.
(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.
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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, 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
Autonomous vehicles might prove to have an impact on organ donations.
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.
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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.
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
Elderly people's organs are still viable for organ transplants
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.
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.
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
Too many people die waiting for an organ transplant. Here's how you could save one of them
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