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2011-10-28 12:18:41

Individuals over 70 years old can safely donate without risking their lives People over age 70 years of age can safely donate a kidney, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results provide good news for patients who need a kidney but have limited options for donors; however, kidneys from these elderly donors do not last as long as those from younger living donors. Because of a profound shortage in...

2011-10-07 11:05:31

Hearts used in transplants can only be sourced from donors that are brain dead before circulation to their heart has ceased. Data from a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care indicate that the time at which organ donation in brain dead donors is first discussed with family members could affect whether or not they consent to donation. The researchers believe that discussing the issue of donation with relatives of victims of catastrophic brain injury earlier...

2011-10-05 07:00:00

European Sperm Bank USA is actively seeking red-haired donors contrary to other banks. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 The European Sperm Bank USA (ESB-USA), with a lab located in Seattle, Washington, and its partner cryobank, the European Sperm Bank (ESB), with labs located in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark, is actively seeking red-haired sperm donors. Gary Olsem, Managing Director of ESB-USA, said that âœWe cannot keep up with our demand for red-haired, and...

2011-10-04 09:40:52

Regional and temporal variations in organ donation across the UK (secondary analyses of databases) doi 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000055] There are significant variations in the number and type of organ donations made across all four UK countries, reveals research published online in BMJ Open. The research team analysed data from NHS Blood & Transplant for all four UK countries for the period 1990 to 2009, and compared data on registration and donation from other European countries....


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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