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2011-12-22 12:35:30

Research published today in the British Journal of Anaesthesia suggests that organ donation rates in the UK could be increased if the current issues affecting declined consent are improved. At present, only 30% of the UK population are registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR). From 2003 to 2005, the overall consent rate for donation after brain death (DBD) was 59%. This figure remains largely unchanged with a consent rate of 63% for DBD in 2007-2009. The low consent rate for organ...

2011-11-30 10:48:32

Removing organs for transplant unless person explicitly opts out of donation before death not best way to address scarcity, raises sticky ethical questions Changing the organ donation process in this country from opt-in -- by, say, checking a box on a driver's license application -- to opt-out, which presumes someone's willingness to donate after death unless they explicitly object while alive, would not be likely to increase the donation rate in the United States, new Johns Hopkins...

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....

2011-07-28 10:57:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AllograftPossibilities.org has rapidly grown into the premier source for straightforward information on tissue donation and transplant on the web. Although it has the same life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of organ donation, tissue donation is still lesser understood by the general public. The nonprofit AlloSource, a leading developer, processor, and distributor of bone and soft-tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures around...

2011-04-06 06:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving Pennsylvania, West Virginia and parts of New York, and Gift of Life Donor Program, one of the oldest and largest OPOs in the nation serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, will participate in a news conference event at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in the East Wing...

2011-02-03 00:00:43

394 organs transplanted from 130 donors, 1,024 tissue donors and record rate of people designating decision to be donors at Colorado and Wyoming Driver's License Offices reduce deaths on the waiting list Arvada, CO (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and Wyoming, had a record number of organ and tissue donors resulting in...

2011-01-25 15:30:00

High Numbers of Donors Continues to Bring Second Chances for Those in Need PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua Crumm was born in December 1995 with a hole in the left ventricle of his heart. After a series of surgeries to repair the hole, Joshua was managing his heart condition well until October 2009, when a simple cold signaled the beginning of mysterious symptoms. His parents, Helena and Steve, stood helplessly by as their then-13 year-old son Joshua was placed...


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