When do we lose our human life?
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?
A number of healthcare commentators are calling for ‘compensation’ for donors.
Man declared dead makes amazing recovery
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
UK paediatricians want the government to allow “brain-dead” newborns to donate organs.
Should prisoners be allowed to donate organs?
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?
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
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
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?
Should a mentally incompetent person be allowed to donate organs?
Doubts raised about organ transplant reforms in China
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
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
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
Wales will be the first British region to adopt a policy of presumed consent for organ donation.
Facebook likes organ donors
US researchers have published a paper documenting the merits of Facebook in promoting organ donation.
Should prisoners donate organs?
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
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
China to phase out organ donation from executed criminals
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
The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil.
Belgium pioneers organ donation after voluntary euthanasia
The practice of transplanting organs from patients who die after voluntary euthanasia is becoming customary in Belgium.
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