Organ Donation

Near enough is not good enough

Michael Cook | 17 January 2015 | Comments
tags: determination of death, Germany, organ donation
Doctors in a hospital in Bremen had already made an incision when they discovered that a deceased donor was still alive

Swiss bioethicist backs organ donor euthanasia

Michael Cook | 20 December 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, organ donation, Switzerland
Why waste valuable organs?

Dutch doctors want to harvest organs of euthanased patients

Michael Cook | 29 November 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands, organ donation
The number of organs available for transplant in the Netherlands could double.

When do we lose our human life?

Xavier Symons | 29 August 2014 | Comments
tags: brain death, death, organ donation, professional ethics
The academic conversation on brain death continues, with the American journal of Bioethics publishing a special issue on the status of death determined by neurological criteria (DDNC).

Should we compensate organ donors?

Xavier Symons | 23 August 2014 | Comments
tags: organ donation, organ market
A number of healthcare commentators are calling for ‘compensation’ for donors.

Man declared dead makes amazing recovery

Xavier Symons | 23 May 2014 | Comments
tags: brain death, organ donation
A car crash victim who doctors thought had no chance of survival has made an amazing recovery.

Doctors call for revision of baby organ donation rules

Michael Cook | 22 March 2014 | Comments
tags: organ donation
UK paediatricians want the government to allow “brain-dead” newborns to donate organs.

Should prisoners be allowed to donate organs?

Michael Cook | 16 November 2013 | Comments
tags: organ donation, prisoners
Some American politicians have discovered how to reconcile punishment and compassion: allow prisoners on death row to donate their organs.

Should we be able to inherit organs?

Xavier Symons | 02 November 2013 | Comments
tags: organ donation, organ markets
A little-known debate in bioethics circles centres on whether we should be able to inherit organs.

Paying kidney donors pays off, say Canadian doctors

Michael Cook | 01 November 2013 | Comments
tags: organ donation, organ markets
If living kidney donors were paid $10,000, transplants would increase by at least 5%, according to a study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Selling organ donation

Michael Cook | 12 October 2013 | Comments
tags: organ donation
Everywhere it is tough to persuade people to become organ donors, even after they have died. This is a great advertisement from Leo Burnett Zurich.

Should mentally incompetent people be allowed to donate organs?

Michael Cook | 14 September 2013 | Comments
tags: informed consent, organ donation
Should a mentally incompetent person be allowed to donate organs?

Doubts raised about organ transplant reforms in China

Xavier Symons | 14 September 2013 | Comments
tags: China, organ donation
Strong criticisms have been levelled at 'reforms' to the organ trade currently being carried out by the Chinese government.

Euthanased patients a new source of organ donations in Belgium

Xavier Symons | 07 September 2013 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, organ donation
With a shortage of organ donors in Europe, Belgian doctors have a novel solution: patients with unbearable suffering donate their organs after voluntary euthanasia.

The poetry of organ donation

Michael Cook | 13 July 2013 | Comments
tags: organ donation, poetry, UK
National Transplant Week 2013 is drawing to a close in the United Kingdom -- here is a video and a poem.

Wales adopts policy of presumed consent to organ donation

Xavier Symons | 06 July 2013 | Comments
tags: organ donation, presumed consent, Wales
Wales will be the first British region to adopt a policy of presumed consent for organ donation.

Facebook likes organ donors

Xavier Symons | 23 June 2013 | Comments
tags: Facebook, organ donation
US researchers have published a paper documenting the merits of Facebook in promoting organ donation.

Should prisoners donate organs?

Michael Cook | 27 April 2013 | Comments
tags: informed consent, organ donation, prisons
Utah has become the first state to allow prisoners, even prisoners on death row, to donate organs.

Why wait until death for organ donation, asks Canadian bioethicist

Michael Cook | 23 March 2013 | Comments
tags: dead donor rule, harm, organ donation
More erosion of the dead donor rule in the latest issue of the Cambridge Journal of Healthcare Ethics.

South African transplant surgeons cleared in epic court battle

Michael Cook | 03 March 2013 | Comments
tags: organ donation, South Africa

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