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2012-08-08 11:36:37

Respecting a veto is 'unethical, unprofessional, and against the spirit of the law' says ethicist It has recently been suggested that patients should be kept alive using elective ventilation to facilitate the harvesting of organs for donation. But David Shaw, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen believes there is a much simpler way to increase the number of donated organs — by ensuring that doctors respect the wishes of the deceased and over-rule any veto. Veto by the...

2011-09-08 14:51:50

Review also drew on experiences of countries like the USA, Canada and Australia Clinicians from a leading UK children's hospital have called for European countries to change the way they tackle the shortage of organ donations from children, after a review, published in the September issue of Acta Paediatrica, found a large number of legal, ethical and cultural barriers. Great Ormond Street Hospital's clinical lead for organ donations, consultant paediatric intensivist Dr Joe Brierley,...

2011-04-07 00:00:27

April is National Donate Life Month. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 06, 2011 Did you know there are currently 1,988 kids in the United States on the transplant wait list, in need of a new organ to survive? Carol O'Brien and her son, Riley, know this startling reality all too well. Riley was born with his heart on the wrong side of his body resulting in complex congenital heart disease. Riley's only chance for survival is to receive a new heart and set of lungs. Riley has been...

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2010-06-11 09:35:00

The World Health Organization says people make 93 million blood donations around the globe each year, but the rate of donation in poor countries is far too low. WHO says that one percent of a country's population has to give blood in order to collect enough for the basic needs of blood transfusions.  The agency says that the donation rate is below 1 percent in 77 countries. It says that half the global blood donations are collected in developed countries, which consists only 16 percent...

2009-11-24 19:11:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, November 20, junior featherweight boxer Francisco "Paco" Rodriguez received a fatal blow to the head during a title bout in Philadelphia. He was rushed to Hahnemann Hospital, and after all efforts to save his life were conducted, he was declared brain dead on Sunday. Gift of Life Donor Program -- the nonprofit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware -- was contacted by...

2009-07-30 11:29:39

A UK hospital that combined its bereavement and donation services saw a forty-fold increase in tissue donations, such as corneas, in just five years, according to research in the August issue of Anesthesia."We decided to address the problem of low organ and tissue donation rates by amalgamating the two services and introducing a trigger to automatically refer all potential organ donors to the regional transplant donor co-ordinators" explains Bereavement and Donor Co-ordinator Fiona Murphy...

2009-04-28 14:00:00

SB 552 (Padilla) Designed to Educate First-Time Drivers on Organ and Tissue Donation SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Families of organ and tissue donors will join organ transplant recipients at the State Capitol on April 28 to urge lawmakers to pass SB 552 (Padilla), which would institute organ and tissue donation education in 9th and 10th grade health classes. All Californians who apply for or renew a driver's license or ID card have the opportunity to enroll in the Donate...

2009-04-01 09:35:07

More than 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ transplant, and an average of 17 die waiting each day, according to University of Illinois communication professor Brian Quick.But you'll rarely hear those facts in organ donation stories on TV network news, says Quick, the lead author of a study published this month in the journal Health Communication.You'll also rarely hear about the simple steps required to become a potential donor, he said."We found that the networks didn't...

2005-11-03 14:45:19

WASHINGTON, November 3, 2005 "“ With the black community facing an ever-growing need for organ donation, the findings of a national survey released today show that a family discussion about organ donation "“ one of the most important steps in the process of becoming an organ donor "“ is often overlooked, with more than 8 out of 10 African Americans unaware of the importance of speaking to their loved ones about their wish to become a donor. The significance of this is clear...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'