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Old Stuffed Animals Get Revived by Transplants

Old stuffed toys get transplanted limbs to raise awareness about organ donations

Old Toys Get New Parts to Teach Kids About Organ Donation

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

You can donate a toy of your own to help a stuffed animal in need.

Old Toys Offer Their Limbs to Torn Plushies in Japanese Organ Donation Awareness Project

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In Japan, the subject of organ donation is an often overlooked and underfunded subject, especially in the area of pediatric. In order to call attention and raise awareness to this worthy cause, a project called Second Life Toys is seeking to demonstrate how understanding of the subject can be conveyed by using toys as a […]

Stuffed Animals Get Transplants in Adorable Campaign About Child Organ Donation

Imagine a plush rooster with a frog's foot where its comb should be. Such a creature now exists, thanks to a new campaign in Japan. To raise awareness of a shortage of child organ donors, Dentsu employee Akira Suzuki and a colleague created "Second Life Toys," which hopes to resurrect worn-out stuffed animals by combining them with parts from other fuzzy beasts. read more

Fixes: Using Tweets and Posts to Speed Up Organ Donation

2 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

A grateful recipient of a new heart has inspired a drive to vastly enlarge the pool of prospective organ donors.

Why I’m doing one of the riskiest surgeries in medicine

If the act of organ donation is among humanity’s greatest gifts, what can be said of living donors who undergo surgery to extend and improve the life of another? It’s truly a courageous and inspiring sacrifice. I was honored recently to be able to perform my first living-donor liver transplant. Jason Clark, 28, donated about […]

Autonomous medical drones will soon transport emergency organ donations

The drones we have today do everything from deliver packages to provide surveillance footage, but now we're getting closer to something that could even save someone's life.  EHang, the company with the first autonomous drone on the market...Show More Summary

Organ Donations Rise Because of So Many Overdoses

The number of organ donors who died of a drug overdose rose by nearly 270 percent in a 10-year span nationwide. In 2015, there were 848 deaths compared to 230 a decade earlier, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. There...Show More Summary

New York tries to increase organ donations to those in need

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

New York state is last in the nation when it comes to donating the gift of life. LiveOnNY is looking to change that.

Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2016: ASN Urges Lawmakers Advance Living Organ Donation

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is one of two leading kidney health organizations participating in Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2016 in Washington, DC. Advocates from ASN and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will meet with Congressional offices to call for lawmakers' support of the Living Donor Protection Act of 2016. Show More Summary

7 Truths About Organ Donation

April is National Donate Life Month. It's a time to celebrate those who have been donors and given the gift of life. It's also an opportunity to educate people about the difference they can make by choosing to be an organ, eye and tissue...Show More Summary

I Miss My Wife, But I Am Comforted Knowing Her Organs Saved 4 Lives

Organ Donation April is Organ Donor Awareness Month, and April 15 is National Blue and Green Day for honoring those who have donated organs. Most of us don't like to think about death, or grief, or anything connected to them. We feel uneasy being in the same room with a dead body. Show More Summary

Religion and Organ Donation: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Brooks Edwards explains that typically, religion is no barrier to becoming an organ donor. To listen, click the link below. Religion and Organ Donation

Two Years After Heart Transplant, Patient Plans to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Bill Spence feels so good since receiving a heart transplant at Loyola University Medical Center that he's planning to hike the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness for organ donation. Mr. Spence hopes to sign up 2,190 donors - one for each mile of the trail

Medical Care and Organ Donation: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we explore a myth about organ donation with Dr. Brooks Edwards. To listen, click the link below. Medical Care and Organ Donation

Save Lives: Become an Organ Donor

Stephanie Stewart, a trained and licensed social worker and operations administrator at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota, shares her experience with organ donations. Someone you are related to, someone you work with or someone you know may be waiting for an organ transplant. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, more than […]

Saving Lives and Improving Health Care through Innovation in Organ Donations and Transplants

There are currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting list for an organ in the United States. Twenty-two people a day die waiting. But today, we’re taking one step forward to change that. In honor of National Donate Life Month,...Show More Summary

Organ Donation: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Mayo Clinic Dr. Scott Nyberg that there's no greater gift than the gift of life. To listen, click the link below. Organ Donation

2 Myths About Organ Donation Dispelled

On April 1, 2016, the Gift of Life Donor Program and Donors are Heroes are holding a fundraising gala to raise funds for public education programs that emphasize the benefits and dispel many of the myths surrounding organ donations.Show More Summary

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