Process variations related to brain death have far-reaching implications beyond delaying an official declaration of death, including added stress for the patient's family, missed opportunities for organ donation and increased costs of care, according to an article in the December issue of Critical Care Nurse.
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the 2006 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) or enacted similar legislation giving individuals the "First Person Authorization" (FPA) to consent to organ donation after death via a signed donor card or driver's license, or by enrollment in a donor registry. Show More Summary
All 50 states have adopted laws giving individuals the right to consent to organ donation after death via a signed donor card or driver's license, or by enrollment in a donor registry. While such laws give hospitals legal authority to...Show More Summary
More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims.But treatment doesn't end with surgery. Show More Summary
Two weeks before World AIDS Day, President Obama has signed a new law that replaces a ban on using the organs of HIV positive people. It has been illegal since the 1980s to even study whether or not transplants between HIV positive people could be done safely and effectively. Show More Summary
[Released November 21, 2013] Earlier today, I signed into law the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that allows scientists to carry out research into organ donations from one person with HIV to another. For decades, these organ transplants have been illegal. It was even illegal to study whether they could...
Last week we reported that Congress had passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, a bill that will end a 25-year ban on using HIV-positive donors’ organs for any purpose, including medical research. It will also lift the ban...
STANFORD, Calif. — More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims. But treatment doesn't end with surgery. Show More Summary
Never in a million years would I have had a clue that I would know as much about organ donation as I do right now. But here we are, three weeks away from Zoe’s 5th Heartiversary and I know so much. Way too much I sometimes think. When I got asked if I would be interested in […]
Ohio's governor has postponed the execution of a child-killer so he can study his offer to donate organs — a proposal that experts say would be a logistical nightmare and an ethical minefield.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor delayed the execution of a condemned child killer to consider the inmate's unprecedented organ donation request, acknowledging that it's "uncharted territory" but expressing hope that the man might help save a life before losing his own.
House of Representatives has finally lifted the federal ban on the donation of HIV-positive organs to HIV-positive recipients. read more
The governor of Ohio has delayed the execution of convicted child killer and rapist so he can study the prisoner's last-minute request to donate his organs. Ronald Phillips was due to receive a lethal injection — an untested two-drug cocktail — on Thursday. His execu …
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio Governor John Kasich on Wednesday stayed the execution of convicted killer Ronald Phillips to assess whether Phillips's non-vital organs or tissues can be donated to his mother or possibly others.
Officials in Ohio have denied a death row inmate’s request to have his organs donated to his relatives, saying that he made the request too late. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) is concerned about the number of Western jihadists fightingShow More Summary
Ohio child killer and rapist, Ronald Phillips is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, November 14th. Phillips has made a request that his organs be donated to help his sick mother and sister. His mother has kidney disease and is on dialysis and his sister has a heart condition While the child killer is waiting... Show More Summary