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Reminder: You Have To Register Separately To Donate Your Organs (And You Probably Should)

A friend of mine reminded me recently that simply having a driver’s licence doesn’t mean that you’ve been properly entered for organ donation. It’s a step that so many Australians should — but don’t — make. More »      

DDB Paris Enlists ‘Man Who Died the Most’ to Reach Potential Organ Donors

Call it DDB Paris’s version of “Dumb Ways to Die…” if you will, but the agency is getting both serious and a bit ridiculous to bring awareness to the young folks out there about the importance of organ donations. The DDB Paris team recently...Show More Summary

Organ donation: State efforts have done little to close supply gap

In the U.S., an average of 21 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant, and the wait times can range from four months for a heart to five years for a kidney, dependent on the how sick the patient is, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the Gift of Life Donor Program. Show More Summary

Offshore Wind Zone Core Samples Donated to Science

The wider scientific community is set to benefit from offshore wind developer Forewind’s years of surveys and research, as the organization donates all the

Medical News Today: State interventions 'have done nothing to increase organ donation'

Numerous policies and laws to narrow the gap between US organ and tissue demand and supply have brought no benefit, concludes a new study.

Decellularization as a Way to Expand the Donor Organ Pool

4 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It isn't widely appreciated that many of the organs donated for transplant are discarded as unsuitable. In the near future tissue decellularization will be used to expand the pool of viable organs, though it may also lead to enabling...Show More Summary

Study Reveals Wide Variability in Organ Donation Rates Across the United States: Midwest Leads the Nation in Highest Rates of Lifesaving Donations

More than 123,000 Americans are currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, but 21 patients die each day because there aren't enough organs to go around. New research shows wide variation in the number of eligible organ donors whose loved ones consent to organ donation across the country. Show More Summary

This organ donation PSA about a dog and his best friend will make you cry

You're going to cry when you watch this organ donation PSA, and it's not just because the song from "Up" is in it. You've been warned. Argentina's liver transplant foundation released a video promoting organ donations and, to make its point, it told a heartbreaking story about an elderly man and his beautifully loyal dog. Show More Summary

This PSA Urging Organ Donation Will Leave You Bawling Feel-Good Tears

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The slam-dunk formula of animals and mortality wrings tears in a new public service announcement underscoring the importance of organ donation. The PSA, titled "The Man And The Dog," was created by director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz for Argentina's...Show More Summary

DDB Argentina Launches PSA for Fundacion Argentina De Trasplante Hepatico

DDB Argentina launched an emotional organ donation PSA for Fundacion Argentina De Trasplante Hepatico in Buenos Aires, entitled “The Man & The Dog.” The 90-second spot follows the story of an elderly man and his dog, establishing their bond in the opening part of the ad before the man suddenly collapses and is taken away by an ambulance. Show More Summary

The Art of Asking for Human Organs

A medical ethicist argues that a small change to the way organ donation is discussed could go a long way towards solving the country’s shortage.

Brazilian Ice Sculptures Encourage Organ Donation via Great Design  

Checking that “Organ Donor” box on forms and papers saves lives, but does it capture the imagination? Beneficência Portuguesa Hospital, in São Paulo, Brazil, recently launched a unique public art campaign to get residents to think of others, and donate their unused organs. Show More Summary

Erik Compton Featured During National Donate Life Month

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

PGA TOUR PROFESSIONAL ERIK COMPTON stars in the above PSA for National Donate Life Month (April). Featuring Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, the PSA raises awareness about organ donation and also shows active, healthy athletes who have received organ transplants as well as Los Angeles news anchor and kidney donor Phillip Palmer.To learn more, visit

What Does the Public Think About Paying People to Donate Their Organs?

Members of the public in Australia considered reimbursement and justifiable recompensation of costs related to organ donation to be legitimate ways of supporting living donors. Financial payment beyond reimbursement was regarded as morally reprehensible.

End-of-Day Wrap-Up: Google Has a Problem in Europe

Google's woes in Europe increase considerably, organ donation and Facebook, and more.

April 17 is ‘Donate Life Day’ in Rochester

Wear blue and green, attend ‘Walk of Remembrance’ and flag ceremony to commemorate ROCHESTER, Minn. — Friday, April 17, is “Donate Life Day” in Rochester, an annual recognition to raise awareness about organ donation. LifeSource, Gift of Life Transplant House and Mayo Clinic Transplant Center are hosting a “Walk of Remembrance” and flag ceremony starting […]

Organ Donations For Your Pet?

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The burgeoning market for pet organ transplants—specifically kidneys—has gone global. Inside a start up that’s transforming the animal health industry.

JWT Brazil Enlists Hometown Stars to Promote Organ Donation

After noting a lack of awareness among families in Brazil regarding organ donation (especially in regard to their own loved ones), JWT teamed up with 200-year-old Porto Alegre Holy House of Mercy and handful of national stars to inspire...Show More Summary

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