Should prisoners be allowed to donate organs?
Michael Cook | 16 November 2013 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Should a mentally incompetent person be allowed to donate organs?
Doubts raised about organ transplant reforms in China
Xavier Symons | 14 September 2013 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
US researchers have published a paper documenting the merits of Facebook in promoting organ donation.
Should prisoners donate organs?
Michael Cook | 27 April 2013 |
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 |
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 | 02 March 2013 |
China to phase out organ donation from executed criminals
Michael Cook | 05 November 2012 |
China will begin phase out organ donation from executed criminals next years, as it moves towards a voluntary system, says a government expert.
Denmark shocked by story of brain-dead donor’s recovery
Michael Cook | 20 October 2012 |
The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil.
Belgium pioneers organ donation after voluntary euthanasia
Michael Cook | 05 October 2012 |
The practice of transplanting organs from patients who die after voluntary euthanasia is becoming customary in Belgium.
Useful kidneys discarded every day in US, experts claim
Michael Cook | 27 September 2012 |
In 2011 2,644 of the 14,784 kidneys recovered in the United States were discarded – nearly 18%, according to official statistics. Almost 500 of these were not transplanted because a recipient could not be found.
New York nurse alleges pressure to harvest organs
Michael Cook | 27 September 2012 |
A whistleblower has accused the New York Organ Donor Network of pressuring hospital employees to declare patients brain dead so that their organs can be harvested.
US appeals court makes it legal to pay donors for their bone marrow tissue
Jared Yee | 07 July 2012 |
A US appeals court has put the price of bone marrow at about US$3,000 in a ruling that now makes it legal to purchase bone marrow.
Man donates kidney, gets no insurance
Jared Yee | 16 June 2012 |
Radburn Royer, of Minnesota, donated his kidney to his daughter Erika after her lupus caused kidney failure. Now 31, Erika is fine, but her physically active 53-year-old father has been unable to obtain private health insurance.