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#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 2/18/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 2/18/17 On Mayo Clinic Radio, transplant surgeon Dr. Charles Rosen discusses liver transplant and the importance of organ donation. Also on the program, Toni Mangskau, clinical trials referral coordinator at Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Education Center in Rochester, Minnesota, explains how clinical trials are conducted. Show More Summary

Dad's Note to Selfless Wife Carrying Their Baby Without a Brain to Term For Organ Donation

"The other night, before I left for New Orleans, I was watching my beautiful wife sleep peacefully on the couch," wrote Royce Young in a heartbreaking post to Facebook. "I looked at her laying there, her belly big with our daughter kicking...Show More Summary

The importance of organ donation: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 14,000 people are waiting for a liver transplant today in the U.S. Liver transplant usually is reserved as a treatment option for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. In rare cases, sudden failure of a previously normal liver may occur. […]

To fill organ donation gap in China, doctors turn to surprising source

Scientists are working on a possible breakthrough to restore sight, but the eyes they’re using aren’t human

Organ donation: an immense act of charity amid grief

To the editor: The op-ed article on the heart donated by author Reg Green’s 7-year-old son in Italy 22 years ago is a beautiful story. It is such a positive tale of death and the healing process. (“The final beat of Nicholas Green’s heart of gold,” Opinion, Feb. 13) We donated parts of my 1-year-old...

Jesus Take The Wheel: Gunned Down 11-Year-Old Chicago Girl Saves 6 Lives After Death

Chicago Girl Killed In Gang Shootout Saves 6 Lives Through Organ Donation At this point there really isn’t a whole lot you can say about the gun violence in Chicago except that it needs to stop. There have been debates,

Our Health Data Can Save Lives, But We Have to Be Willing to Share

Organ donation has saved countless lives, but could donating our personal data have an even more transformative impact on healthcare? The potential impact of Big Data and machine learning on healthcare is only just beginning to become apparent. Barely a month goes by without researchers unveiling algorithms giving human doctors a run for their money […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: The importance of organ donation

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 14,000 people are waiting for a liver transplant today in the U.S. Liver transplant usually is reserved as a treatment option for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. In rare cases, sudden failure of a previously normal liver may occur. […]

Woman whose young daughter died hears her heart beating

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) -- A Cleveland mom meets the child who received her daughter's heart. It happened just in time for Valentine's Day, which is also National Organ Donation Day. "I always say two beautiful girls, one beating heart," said Amber Travaglio. Show More Summary

12 Things You Might Not Know About Organ Donation

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Only three in 1000 deaths are eligible for organ donation, though nearly 120,000 people are currently on transplant waiting lists.

Mayo Clinic Radio: Liver transplant and organ donation / clinical trials / constipation

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 14,000 people are waiting for a liver transplant today in the U.S. Liver transplant usually is reserved as a treatment option for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. In rare cases, sudden failure of a previously normal liver may occur. […]

Are human-pig chimeras the solution to the organ donation crisis?

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The ongoing organ shortage crisis has fueled a lucrative black market that generates over US$1 billion in profits every year. 3D-printed organs, despite their promise, remain a lab experiment for now, and while scientists have been cultivating...Show More Summary

Scientists Have Created First Human-Pig Hybrid, but Why?

3 weeks agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

Scientists have created the first human-pig hybrids in a breakthrough which could pave the way for doctors to grow an unlimited supply of organs for transplants. Britain is currently facing a crisis in organ donation because the number of deceased donors is dropping as advances in medical care mean more lives are saved. In the... Read More »

Organ donation should be the default, not an opt-in

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Do you know a Canberran who has donated a kidney to save a loved one? I know three such heroes, and have met the beneficiaries of two others. Theirs are our city’s greatest love stories. Of parent and child, husband and wife, colleague or friend, making a huge and high-risk sacrifice to save the life […]

Pushing Euthanasia and Organ Donation for Canada

When Canada’s Supreme Court imposed a nation-wide euthanasia regime on Canada, without a terminal illness requirement, I warned that it wouldn’t be long before the bioethicists pushed to conjoin medicalized homicide with organ harvesting. Advocacy for such a course has now begun. Show More Summary

This Daring PSA for Organ Donation Introduced the Jerk Everyone Came to Love

We come from different places, have our individual jobs, families, hobbies, charms, quirks and beliefs. But among the things we all have in common: everybody everywhere knows somebody who's a giant asshole. That indelicate little fact...Show More Summary

Activists Call for Euthanizing Patients and Harvesting Their Organs

Well, well, that didn’t take long, did it? Euthanasia became legal in Canada in June and by December Quebec bioethicists had already published an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics calling for organ donation after euthanasia. In fact, they were reflecting the positive opinions of the both the Quebec government and of Transplant Quebec, […]

Nova Scotia premier pushes for organ donation to be the norm at death

Provincial law currently requires an opt in for organ harvesting, but the leader of the province wants to change it to opt out.

How Spain achieved a remarkably high rate of deceased organ donation

(Wiley) Spain is leading the world in deceased organ donation. A new article published in the American Journal of Transplantation contains important information that can help other countries learn from the success of the Spanish system to help address the worldwide problem of transplant organ shortages.

Quickies: Risks in Editing Genes, Disney World as a Medieval Pilgrimage, and Complications of Organ Donation

Categories: Quickies Unexpected Risks Found In Editing Genes To Prevent Inherited Disorders – “The findings confirmed the suspicions of many researchers, and the conclusions drawn by Mitalipov and his team were unequivocal:... (Read more...)

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