Julian Savulescu represents all that I find so objectionable about the mainstream bioethics movement. Rejecting the sanctity/equality of human life, utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, the Oxford professor–what does that tell you?–would lead society in a way opposed by most of the very people bioethics claims to serve. Show More Summary
Lakeside Organic Gardens recently donated more than $250,000 to charities this year.
For the past few years doctors in Belgium have linked organ donation to euthanasia. Recently the Dutch Minister of Public Health, Edith Schippers proposed guidelines for euthanasia/organ donation. Yesterday, Swissinfo.ch published an interview with ethicist, David Shaw, concerning organ donation / assisted suicide. Show More Summary
While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small. In a new editorial published in the American Journal of Transplantation,Show More Summary
I've done a lot of seemingly crazy things in my life, usually for fun. Two years ago I donated a kidney to my husband out of love. And on Saturday night, I hiked 3,267 vertical feet up Aspen Mountain to support organ donation (well,Show More Summary
China has vowed to stop harvesting organs from executed prisoners for transplants beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the head of the country’s organ donation committee announced. Human rights groups praised the decision to end the controversial program, which is the country's main source of organs for transplant surgeries. Show More Summary
The letter that the Organ Donations Authorities deemed too “specific,” “identifiable," and “personal" -- here's what I would say to the recipients of my mom's donated organs if I were allowed.
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