A Long Island high school football player killed in a freak accident during a team-building drill donated his organs, his mother said.
Sally Satel, psychiatrist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenges of increasing the supply of donated organs for transplantation and ways that public policy might increase the supply. Show More Summary
Across the country, there are 58 Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO), which are responsible for recovering and distributing organs and tissues for life-saving and life-enhancing transplants. With more than 117,000 people awaiting a...Show More Summary
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) With more than 117,000 people awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, these OPOs work very hard to identify as many organ donors as possible to help save these lives. But according to a study published today in the American Journal of Transplantation, there seem to be significant differences in the results of these efforts.
Gene Okun’s kidneys are so big that he needs two actors to play them in a humorous video he created to promote organ donation. Okun, a 52-year-old former bodybuilder who lives in Newport Beach, says his failing kidneys weigh as much as 10 pounds each — much larger than the normal 5-ounce kidney. In his […]
People would have to actively opt out, as in Wales, if they did not want their body parts harvested after death England could introduce the so-called presumed consent system of organ donation in which people have to actively opt out if they do not wish to be donors, Downing Street has said. Show More Summary
Policy where patients are assumed to have agreed consent aimed at reducing the number of people waiting for transplants Scottish ministers are to introduce a new system of organ donations based on presumed consent in an effort to increase life-saving organ transplants. Show More Summary
By the time Cole Hartman arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, he was in grave condition. The 8-year-old had gone into cardiac arrest after nearly drowning in a washing machine at his Castaic home. Paramedics had gotten his heart beating again, but he remained in a coma and on a ventilator....
In early March, a rather unusual pair of bills landed in the New Jersey Assembly. If enacted, these bills would make New Jersey the first state in the country to provide a “no strings attached” tax credit for providing blood or organ donations. The bills, A4664 and A4665, provide: A $100 state income tax credit […]
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Charles Rosen discusses living donor organ donation. To listen, click the link below. Living Donor Organ Donation
A year and a half ago, transplant surgeon Talia Baker, who specializes in living donors, found herself with an unlikely problem: She had too many people offering up their organs. Baker was taking care of a baby, only a few months old, with just days to live. Show More Summary
An American family who lost their seven-year-old tragically during a vacation to Italy in 1994 helped change the country's attitude about organ donation by giving seven of his organs to Italians. Nicholas Green was shot by criminals in another car. Show More Summary
Smithfield's new business unit -- which will explore pig-to-human organ donations -- raises a bevy of ethical questions.
In the latest edition of Everyone Has a Story, a Nebraska farm family visits TODAY to reveal why their father's sudden passing at age 64 moved them to celebrate "the full circle of organ donation": A decade earlier, a donated liver saved their mom's life.
Getting the right organ to the right recipient is always a challenge. University of Montreal scientists think artificial intelligence can help.
Update: The Young family has since said hello and goodbye to sweet baby Eva, who was born and passed on April 17. In a post to Facebook, Royce shared a striking and emotional photo of him and his baby girl, while Keri shared a lighter, smiley family photo on Instagram and Facebook, which included the couple's son, Harrison. Show More Summary
Organ transplants are a game of odds. Success depends on a number of factors: how old and how healthy the donor is, how old and how healthy the recipient is, how good a biological match can be found, how ready the patient is to receive it.
A call Mary Reuland received Monday reaffirmed her decision to go public with the story of her son, Konrad Reuland, a former NFL tight end who died of a brain aneurysm in December and whose heart and kidney breathed new life into Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew, who received the transplanted...
After giving away $3.7 million in its first year, the organization donated $1.6 million in its second.