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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

2 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

2 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

Family of Infant Donates Organs in Groundbreaking First for Transplants in UK

In the United Kingdom, the organs of a six-day-old baby girl were donated and then transplanted into two other patients. This is considered a groundbreaking milestone for the UK where guidelines on infant organ donation are extremely...Show More Summary

First successful organ donation from newborn carried out in UK

The very first successful organ donation from a newborn carried out in the UK is has been reported.

Queens woman fights for life and organ donation awareness

A little bit of oomph can go a long way toward helping a Queens woman keep her spirits up while she waits for a double lung transplant.

The math of organ donation: kidneys are an NP-hard problem

Matching donors and recipients is a bit like the traveling salesman problem.

Ben Shapiro Issues Year-End Money Beg

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the donation page: "TruthRevolt.org is a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are 100% tax-deductible."

When Bioethics Has No Ethics: Pushing Medical Futility and Requiring Organ Donation

Julian Savulescu represents all that I find so objectionable about the mainstream bioethics movement. Rejecting the sanctity/equality of human life, utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, the Oxford professor–what does that tell you?–would lead society in a way opposed by most of the very people bioethics claims to serve. Show More Summary

Lakeside Organic donates to community charities

Lakeside Organic Gardens recently donated more than $250,000 to charities this year.

Doctor Stops Just Short of Saying Euthanize Patients for Their Organs

For the past few years doctors in Belgium have linked organ donation to euthanasia. Recently the Dutch Minister of Public Health, Edith Schippers proposed guidelines for euthanasia/organ donation. Yesterday, Swissinfo.ch published an interview with ethicist, David Shaw, concerning organ donation / assisted suicide. Show More Summary

Simple steps can safeguard against Ebola transmission through organ donation

While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small. In a new editorial published in the American Journal of Transplantation,Show More Summary

Why I Raced 3,267 Feet Up a Mountain on Saturday Night

I've done a lot of seemingly crazy things in my life, usually for fun. Two years ago I donated a kidney to my husband out of love. And on Saturday night, I hiked 3,267 vertical feet up Aspen Mountain to support organ donation (well,Show More Summary

China vows to stop harvesting organs from executed prisoners

China has vowed to stop harvesting organs from executed prisoners for transplants beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the head of the country’s organ donation committee announced. Human rights groups praised the decision to end the controversial program, which is the country's main source of organs for transplant surgeries. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to the Recipients of My Mom's Donated Organs

4 months agoLifestyle : xoJane

The letter that the Organ Donations Authorities deemed too “specific,” “identifiable," and “personal" -- here's what I would say to the recipients of my mom's donated organs if I were allowed.

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