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2013-07-01 19:12:08

The American Thoracic Society has released an official statement on the ethical and health policy considerations surrounding adult and pediatric controlled organ donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD), the recovery of organs after cessation of circulation from patients with severe neurological, neuromuscular or pulmonary disease for whom decisions are made to forego additional life-prolonging treatments. The ATS developed the statement with input from the Society of...

Facebook Organ Donor Initiative Highly Successful
2013-06-18 12:24:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An online service which boasts over one billion users and brings together people from all over the world to one central location can´t simply exist without leaving some lasting impact on humanity. As such, many studies have been conducted to understand the so called “Facebook Effect” and analyze the ramifications of the monolithic social network on our society and our personalities. While previous studies have...

2013-06-11 13:57:51

New research reveals that transplantation of partial livers from deceased adult and teen donors has become less risky for infants and young children, helping to save these young lives. Findings published online in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that risk of organ failure and mortality from partial or split liver transplant was comparable to whole organ transplant in this...

2013-06-09 23:00:41

Nearly 6,000 people, all touched in some way by organ and tissue donation, walked or ran through the streets of New Providence today in the 3nd Annual NJ Sharing Network 5K Walk & USATF-Certified Race. New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) June 09, 2013 Nearly 6,000 people, all touched in some way by organ and tissue donation, walked or ran through the streets of New Providence today in the 3nd Annual NJ Sharing Network 5K Walk & USATF-Certified Race. Just under 300 teams participated. Each...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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