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Have you talked to your family about organ donation?

Too many people die waiting for an organ transplant. Here's how you could save one of them

TWIABP release new song "Body Without Organs," donating proceeds to ACLU

It's the band's fourth new song to come out this year. Continue reading…

Gifting the Human Body: On Karen Russell’s ‘Sleep Donation’ and Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Heart Goes Last’

These two sci-fi tales pose pressing ethical questions that affect us now: What motivates organ donation? How does donation work in a for-profit health care industry? What are our obligations to others and what are our rights to ourShow More Summary

Sharing Mayo Clinic: From sharing a workplace to sharing a kidney

When Dawn Odenthal sat down for a meeting with her colleague Jolinda Conzemius in June 2014, organ donation was nowhere on her radar. The two women knew one another through their work at a company that specializes in school photography, yearbooks, church directories and other forms of memory preservation. Dawn is a regional sales director, […]

Why You Should Organize Donation Drives for Your Small Business

It may seem like the process of donating items is too time consuming. In reality, organizing your own donation drives is easier than you think.

Germany still has too few organ donors after scandal

An organ donation scandal that rocked Germany several years ago is still having ripple effects as too few people are signing up to become donors to meet medical needs.

Film and television often provide misleading information on brain death

(Wiley) Neurologists who examined how brain death and organ donation are portrayed in film and television found that only a small fraction of productions provide the public with a complete and accurate understanding of brain death. In addition, most productions do not provide professional discussions about organ donation.

This Musical Masterpiece With Dancing Dad Bods Is Actually an Organ Donation Campaign

If you've ever wanted to see a bunch of older men and women dancing around, proudly displaying their mom and dad bods, all set to a catchy tune about said bods, your moment has arrived. A new campaign from Mother New York for Organize,...Show More Summary

Mother New York Wants Your Dad and Mom Bods

To register with online organ donation registry Organize, that is.

Organ Donation And The Opioid Epidemic: ‘An Unexpected Life-Saving Legacy’

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

On the final day of June 2015, Colin LePage rode waves of hope and despair. It started when LePage found his 30-year-old son, Chris, at home after an apparent overdose. Paramedics rushed Chris by heli...

China touts reforms, vows to battle corruption in organ donation system

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has zero tolerance for non-voluntary organ transplants and is fighting corruption in its fledgling donor system, an official who has led reform said on Monday, as Beijing seeks to leave behind an era of controversial organ harvesting.

Sam Wyche lobbying NFL to promote organ donation

As a former NFL coach and television personality, Sam Wyche has a platform. And he wants to make sure he uses it for good, and would like the NFL to help him. The former Buccaneers and Bengals coach was told by doctors down to his final day when he received a life-saving heart transplant in…

Drug Overdose Deaths Lead to Increase in Organ Donations

The increasing number of drug overdose deaths has led to a rise in the number of organ donations, according to The New York Times. The post Drug Overdose Deaths Lead to Increase in Organ Donations appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Organ Donation: Why Do We Need Healthy Brains?

McLean Hospital Guest Bloggers Sabina Berretta, MD, and T. Wilson Woo, MD, PhD We usually don't think about our brains when considering organ donation. We are more apt to think about how our other organs, such as the kidneys, lungs,Show More Summary

Mother uncovers lasting impact of son's organ donation

An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. … Click to Continue »

UK: NHS wants ethnic minorities to donate organs

Britain has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in Europe and doctors in UK want minorities to participate more.

'It's better than winning the lottery': readers' organ donation stories

We asked you to share your stories as part of organ donation week which ended on Sunday. Here’s what some of you said In 2008 I became very ill with a rare autoimmune disease called microscopic polyangiitis vasculitis which caused severe kidney failure. Show More Summary

Corneas, heart and pancreas: the organs that we are reluctant to donate

While there are more people than ever on the NHS’s donor register, there are some body parts that people find it difficult to part with – even after death In Organ Donation Week, it’s heartening to see that the number of people consenting to have their organs used after their death is at its highest-ever level. Show More Summary

Medical ethics journal lays out case for ‘organ donation euthanasia’

A bioethicist suggested that euthanasia with drugs might be a better option than starvation to preserve vital organs for harvesting.

Pray for Louisiana

It will be a long recovery in the Greater Baton Rouge area and WSA wants to help victims in any way possible. The WSA office is setting up as a donation hub and if you would like to have your gym or other organization donate items, they...Show More Summary

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