I am not prejudging this case, but I bring it up here because I think it illustrates the loss of trust that a “presumed consent” organ donation scheme would engender in people. (Current law requires us to “opt-in” to be an organ donor–as I have. Presumed consent would require us to each “opt-out.” Otherwise, we would […]
A Family Court judge ordered a one-day stay in the custody battle between the parents of Thaiya Spruill-Smith, who was declared brain-dead last week.
The procedure is a medical breakthrough 20 years in the making and it's one that could save the lives of 30 percent more heart transplant patients. Previously, heart transplants had to be done with only still-beating organs donated from brain-dead patients. Show More Summary
-Agency Duval Guillaume crafted this spot promoting organ donation for Belgian nonprofit Reborn to Be Alive (video above). -U.S. newspapers made over $40 billion less in 2013 than in 2000. -Movember Foundation kicked off its annual drive...Show More Summary
Next time you're at a party and some bro is doing a kegstand on a diving board over an empty swimming pool, you might consider letting the situation play out. Ad agency Duval Guillaume and Belgian nonprofit Reborn to Be Alive take an...Show More Summary
The New York Organ Donor Network has launched a “Long Live New York” campaign to raise awareness and encourage others to sign up for organ donation. The campaign begins with this emotional short film, directed by Laurent Wintz, who won an Oscar for his short film “Mr. Hublot.” Ranking 49th out of 50 states, New [...]
There is often a shortage in organ donations, and hearts themselves do not contain many stem cells to regenerate once injured or diseased. Researchers Dr. Tal Dvir and his graduate student Michal Shevach at Tel Aviv University’s Department...Show More Summary
Firat Bilgel (Okan University, Istanbul) & Brian D. Galle (Boston College), Paying for Altruism: The Case of Organ Donation Revisited: Although many commentators have called for increased efforts to incentivize organ donations, theorists and some evidence suggest these efforts will be ineffective or even could perversely crowd out altruistic efforts....
Ontarian government insists users' data is secure in spite of pancreatic error.
The University of Nottingham, the University of Stirling and Northumbria University have studies showing that overall, an opt-out system might provide a greater number of organs for transplant but many factors can influence the success of either system. A repository of accessible information would help individual countries decide which one would be better for them. […]
Decellularization of donor organs and tissue sections has been demonstrated in laboratory animals and trialed in humans for some years now. It is clearly an improvement over straight organ donation in that it greatly reduces transplant...Show More Summary
WHEN REDISTRIBUTION COMES TO ORGAN DONATIONS: Liver transplant plan could punish donor-rich South. Well, Obama did promise to punish his enemies, and these are red states....
A hero, even in death, via organ donation : Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus Schultz, 24, was taken off life support Sunday morning, less than two days after he was shot in the head while responding to a call.Robert Byrd, spokesman...Show More Summary
It turns out that giving people a chance to say “no” might be detrimental to organ donation efforts. How can we apply the lessons of organ donation to our everyday lives?
A Gay Teen's Organ Donation Was Denied Because of His Sexual Orientation
One possible solution for America's growing need for organ donors could be relatively simple, according to new research: just keep asking. About 123,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant — a wait that kills 18 people each day, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The waiting list has grown sixfold […]
If the world eventually adopts self-driving cars, there could be an unexpected secondary impact on the availability of donor organs. Google's doing self-driving cars because they are safer than the current human-operated situation that claims an average of 3,287 lives every single day. Show More Summary
Questions on mortality and brain death have left the country with a low rate of deceased organ donation.