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

2 days agoNews : 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

4 weeks 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 donatelife.net.

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?

last monthNews : 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

Marion Barry's Widow Suing Woman Who Donated Kidney to Him in 2009: Report 

Cora Masters Barry, late wife of former Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry, isn't happy with the woman who donated a kidney to her husband in 2009 using his name to promote organ donation, according to the Washington Post City Pape...

Baby who lived only 6 days leaves beautiful legacy thanks to organ donation

Sarah Gray's son lived less than a week, but uncovering his lasting legacy has helped his mom turn grief into pride.“Even though Thomas only lived a few days, he’s made an impact on the world in his own little way,” Gray, who lives in Washington, told TODAY Parents.

Organ Donation: 6 Myths that Might Change Your Mind about Giving the Gift of Life

Did you know that one organ donor can save up to eight lives? And that could be extremely helpful given the fact that in New York State alone, over 10,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, according to LiveOnNY (formally the New York Organ Donor Network). More than 8,000 people await kidneys; over 1,300 need livers; and more than 300 need hearts.

‘American Horror Story’ Actor Ben Woolf Saves Three Lives With Organ Donations

American Horror Story actor Ben Woolf died Monday from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car on February 19. But according to CBS Los Angeles, what was one family’s tragedy has turned into a life saving blessing for three other families. Show More Summary

Woman Receives Life Saving Organ Donations Twice From Same Family

When Rachel Anzaldua received a kidney from Tina Brown in January 2015, it wasn’t the first time the Brown family had given her the gift of life through organ donation. Anzaldua had also received a liver from Brown’s son, Shane, who lost his life in a tragic auto accident four years ago. Show More Summary

OUT: ORGAN DONATION. IN: ORGANELLE DONATION. Mitochondrial donation is a wonderful opportunity. …

OUT: ORGAN DONATION. IN: ORGANELLE DONATION. Mitochondrial donation is a wonderful opportunity. Okay, it’s really mitochondrial DNA at stake here, but how often do you get to write a headline like that?

Working on Making New Organs Available as Needed

4 months agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There are three principle problems with the current state of organ transplantation, from which all of the other well-known issues arise. Firstly the existing regulatory systems surrounding organ donation actively discourage donors by both restricting possible compensation and making the process far slower and more baroque than it has to be. Show More Summary

How We'll Finally Put An End To Organ Donation Shortages

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The waiting list for organ transplants is growing at an alarming rate while the number of potential organ donors has failed to keep pace. Encouragingly, scientists are working several high-tech solutions in the field of regenerative medicine. We spoke to the experts to learn how organ shortages will soon become a thing of the past. Read more...

Randomized Controlled Trials: Powerful, But Only When Used Right

There has been a recent surge in the use of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the social sciences. With topics ranging from financial education and tax repayment to organ donation, studies where individuals are (often unknowingly)...Show More Summary

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