What ever happened to being honest and fair? Yes, people are dying who need organs, but living organ donors are people, too. Recent movements to encourage living organ donation are misdirected. What living organ donors need is a safety net. Show More Summary
Since 2005 about 40 people in Belgium and the Netherlands have successfully combined euthanasia with organ donation, according to an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics by ethicists and transplant specialists. The [five] doctors are so enthusiastic about the procedure that they have proposed legal changes which will speed up the procedure and maximize […]
NBA Champion Alonzo Mourning sent the following message to the White House email list to discuss the vital importance of organ donation. Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here. During my basketball career, I won the NBA Finals and an Olympic Gold Medal. Show More Summary
The organ donation and transplantation system in the United States is working... sometimes. For those that receive the gift of life (including yours truly), the system has indeed worked. Stars aligned, prayers were answered, and a helicopter carrying the precious cargo arrived in time. Show More Summary
With a piece of emergency legislation, California lawmakers legalized organ donations between HIV-positive people. The change in California law became official Friday when Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill, and the legislation went into effect immediately. Show More Summary
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Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA 17th District) has introduced the Organ Donor Clarification Act. The act would: Clarify that certain reimbursements are not valuable consideration but are reimbursements for expenses a donor incurs...Show More Summary
The lack of organ donors is a worldwide problem, particularly when it comes to donations that could help save a child's life. An organization in Japan – which has the lowest rate of transplants in the industrialized world, with onlyShow More Summary
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Old stuffed toys get transplanted limbs to raise awareness about organ donations
Second Life Toys mends and transplants broken toys for a cause.
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In Japan, the subject of organ donation is an often overlooked and underfunded subject, especially in the area of pediatric. In order to call attention and raise awareness to this worthy cause, a project called Second Life Toys is seeking to demonstrate how understanding of the subject can be conveyed by using toys as a […]
Imagine a plush rooster with a frog's foot where its comb should be. Such a creature now exists, thanks to a new campaign in Japan. To raise awareness of a shortage of child organ donors, Dentsu employee Akira Suzuki and a colleague created "Second Life Toys," which hopes to resurrect worn-out stuffed animals by combining them with parts from other fuzzy beasts. read more
A grateful recipient of a new heart has inspired a drive to vastly enlarge the pool of prospective organ donors.
If the act of organ donation is among humanity’s greatest gifts, what can be said of living donors who undergo surgery to extend and improve the life of another? It’s truly a courageous and inspiring sacrifice. I was honored recently to be able to perform my first living-donor liver transplant. Jason Clark, 28, donated about […]
The drones we have today do everything from deliver packages to provide surveillance footage, but now we're getting closer to something that could even save someone's life. EHang, the company with the first autonomous drone on the market...Show More Summary
The number of organ donors who died of a drug overdose rose by nearly 270 percent in a 10-year span nationwide. In 2015, there were 848 deaths compared to 230 a decade earlier, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. There...Show More Summary