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Scotland to introduce soft opt-out system for organ donations

Policy where patients are assumed to have agreed consent aimed at reducing the number of people waiting for transplants Scottish ministers are to introduce a new system of organ donations based on presumed consent in an effort to increase life-saving organ transplants. Show More Summary

An 8-year-old was taken off life support, his organs donated. Now, police are investigating

By the time Cole Hartman arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, he was in grave condition. The 8-year-old had gone into cardiac arrest after nearly drowning in a washing machine at his Castaic home. Paramedics had gotten his heart beating again, but he remained in a coma and on a ventilator....

Organ Donation Tax Credits: A Life or Death Proposal?

In early March, a rather unusual pair of bills landed in the New Jersey Assembly. If enacted, these bills would make New Jersey the first state in the country to provide a “no strings attached” tax credit for providing blood or organ donations. The bills, A4664 and A4665, provide: A $100 state income tax credit […]

Living donor organ donation: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Charles Rosen discusses living donor organ donation. To listen, click the link below. Living Donor Organ Donation

The Relationship Between Social Media and Organ Donation? It’s Complicated.

A year and a half ago, transplant surgeon Talia Baker, who specializes in living donors, found herself with an unlikely problem: She had too many people offering up their organs. Baker was taking care of a baby, only a few months old, with just days to live. Show More Summary

'Nicholas Effect' Still Saving Lives in Italy

An American family who lost their seven-year-old tragically during a vacation to Italy in 1994 helped change the country's attitude about organ donation by giving seven of his organs to Italians. Nicholas Green was shot by criminals in another car. Show More Summary

Pork Producer Smithfield Eyes the Human Organ Market

Smithfield's new business unit -- which will explore pig-to-human organ donations -- raises a bevy of ethical questions.

Everyone Has a Story: Family celebrates their late father, an organ donor

In the latest edition of Everyone Has a Story, a Nebraska farm family visits TODAY to reveal why their father's sudden passing at age 64 moved them to celebrate "the full circle of organ donation": A decade earlier, a donated liver saved their mom's life.

Organ Donation: A New Frontier for AI?

Getting the right organ to the right recipient is always a challenge. University of Montreal scientists think artificial intelligence can help.

Mom Says "Hello and Goodbye" to Baby She Carried to Term For Organ Donation

Update: The Young family has since said hello and goodbye to sweet baby Eva, who was born and passed on April 17. In a post to Facebook, Royce shared a striking and emotional photo of him and his baby girl, while Keri shared a lighter, smiley family photo on Instagram and Facebook, which included the couple's son, Harrison. Show More Summary

Organ donation—a new frontier for AI?

Organ transplants are a game of odds. Success depends on a number of factors: how old and how healthy the donor is, how old and how healthy the recipient is, how good a biological match can be found, how ready the patient is to receive it.

Rod Carew works to promote organ donation after receiving the ultimate gift from former NFL player Konrad Reuland: a heart

A call Mary Reuland received Monday reaffirmed her decision to go public with the story of her son, Konrad Reuland, a former NFL tight end who died of a brain aneurysm in December and whose heart and kidney breathed new life into Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew, who received the transplanted...

Donations to tribes by Daniel Snyder’s Redskins foundation plummet in second year, records show

After giving away $3.7 million in its first year, the organization donated $1.6 million in its second.

Hall of Famer Rod Carew is alive because of former NFL player's organ donation

This is touching. Former New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland died of a brain aneurysm in December at the age of 29. One of the organ donor’s kidneys went to a woman in her 60s, his liver to a man in his 50s, and...Show More Summary

The miracle twin: A story of birth, loss and organ donation

My sister is with me always, especially in her sweet baby whose eyes are identical to ours. I will spend the rest of my life doing my best to live for both of us.

Organ donation is the gift of life

Did you know that one organ donor can save up to eight lives? That’s a pretty powerful reason to consider registering as an organ donor. More than 119,000 men, women and children in the U.S. are on the national organ transplant waiting list awaiting a life-saving transplant. Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the […]

Pigs: helping to solve the organ transplant crisis

Every 10 minutes someone gets added to the national transplant waiting list. Hundreds of thousands of patients every day are currently awaiting a life-saving organ donation in the USA alone. Many of them are in various stages of liver, heart, kidney, and other types of organ failure. Show More Summary

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 2/18/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 2/18/17 On Mayo Clinic Radio, transplant surgeon Dr. Charles Rosen discusses liver transplant and the importance of organ donation. Also on the program, Toni Mangskau, clinical trials referral coordinator at Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Education Center in Rochester, Minnesota, explains how clinical trials are conducted. Show More Summary

Dad's Note to Selfless Wife Carrying Their Baby Without a Brain to Term For Organ Donation

"The other night, before I left for New Orleans, I was watching my beautiful wife sleep peacefully on the couch," wrote Royce Young in a heartbreaking post to Facebook. "I looked at her laying there, her belly big with our daughter kicking...Show More Summary

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