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Day Around The Bay: Fire Victim May Give New Life To Infant Through Organ Donation

A brush fire in Sausalito today briefly shutdown southbound 101, the Bear Fire in the Santa Cruz mountains burns on, and we get more harrowing stories of survival from last week. [ more › ]

New York state aims to increase organ donation

New York state is taking steps to make it easier to sign up as an organ donor. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new executive order Monday directing state agencies … Click to Continue »

Organs donated from Vegas victims may help those in need

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Experts said they expect some donations to emerge — either organs or tissue, or both — from the carnage on Las Vegas Boulevard.        

introducing THE SALTIEST MAN in the WORLD

HIS TONGUE can tie any KNOT in the WORLD HIS ORGAN DONATION CARD lists his BEARD ONCE, A SHARK BIT HIM. AFTER five days of PAIN, the SHARK DIED HE ONCE WROTE a novel in SEMAPHORE HIS MOTHER’S TATTOO says “SON” HIS LICENCE DOESN’T say “MASTER”, it says “THE MASTER” THE SIRENS of GREECE tie […] The post introducing THE SALTIEST MAN in the WORLD appeared first on gCaptain.

Doctors praise plan for organ donor presumed consent in England

Proposal announced in Theresa May’s Tory conference speech is ‘fantastic news’ for people awaiting transplants Transplant doctors and health charities have praised Theresa May’s decision to change how organ donation works in EnglandShow More Summary

Opening Door to Assisted Suicide Organ Donors

My very first anti-assisted suicide column in 1993 warned that it would lead to conjoining organ donation with euthanasia “as a plumb to society.” That is happening now in Netherlands and Belgium–including of people with mental illnesses,...Show More Summary

Are These Common Organ Donor Myths Stopping You From Saving a Life?

On October 4, NewYork-Presbyterian is celebrating Organ Donor Enrollment Day by launching a new campaign to educate New Yorkers about the need for organ donations and encourage people across the state to become organ donors.

Violent crime in Mexico is at a 20-year high. This is why Mexico’s political parties don’t fix it.

Mexico has been in the news lately for its devastating earthquakes — and for the number of people organizing donations and helping with rescue operations, independent of a slow-to-react government. But there’s another disaster ravaging the country: Violent crime has reached a 20-year high. News media show videos of mutilations with electric saws and photographs of […]

This Leave-A-Kidney Take-A-Kidney Plan Is So Weird It Might Just Work

For many people, life on the organ transplant list is a death sentence. The numbers just don't add up. Right now, there are 75,421 active candidates on the wait list in the US. So far this year, there have been 10,869 organ donations. Many of the people on that wait list will die. More »      

'A sign from heaven': Why American Girl gifted two families with dolls

The two families — connected by the gift of organ donation — were given dolls to help them remember their special connection.

Cremation, Organ Donation and Reincarnation

Q: Can you be reincarnated if you donate organs or get cremated? Or does the physical body not come into it at all–is it just our soul and spiritual self? Human beings are made of many layers. When we die we leave both the physical body...Show More Summary

Who Is Francia Raisa? How Selena Gomez's Best Friend Helped Her Skip the Kidney Transplant List

Gomez revealed she underwent a kidney transplant this summer after receiving an organ donation from her friend Francia Raisa.

Organ donation saves lives. Why don’t more people sign up for it? | Cole Moreton

The donated organs of teenager Jemima Layzell helped a record eight people to live. But hundreds of UK people on the waiting list die every year I used to be squeamish and not want to think about organ donation – ugh, no thanks – until I saw something truly extraordinary that changed my mind. Show More Summary

Donated organs of 13-year-old girl help record eight people to live

Parents of Jemima Layzell, who died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm, want other families to consider organ donation A 13-year-old girl who died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm has had her organs transplanted to eight people - the largest number in the history of the organ donation service. Show More Summary

Knocked out by Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling | Letters

Economists and inequality | Prosthetic protagonists | Organ donation | Officers and men | Pratchett’s unfinished novel | Fourth Forth bridge? Aditya Chakrabortty worries about academics who “turn inequality into an abstraction” (Opinion, 1 September). Show More Summary

Silence over transplants adding to fatal shortage of organs, says NHS

Last year 457 people in UK died waiting for organ because families, unsure of potential donors’ wishes, declined to donate A reluctance to talk about transplants is contributing to a deadly shortage of organs donation, the NHS has said...Show More Summary

Long Island high school football player's organs donated

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A Long Island high school football player killed in a freak accident during a team-building drill donated his organs, his mother said.

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