By Leora Yarboro and Elizabeth D. Krebs Heart disease is the top cause of death in the U.S. For some people with end-stage
Should we consider an opt-out system for organ donations?
The reputations of two of China’s most senior figures in transplantation are under question.
A lot of lives are being saved by drug overdose deaths.
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Macey had been on the waiting list for two years.
The Department of Defense has been interested in engineering organs, tissues and limbs for decades as a means of treating its wounded soldiers. The number of veterans in need of tissue repair and limb replacement has skyrocketed in the 21st century.
“It put us at peace knowing that Katelyn’s heart is still beating even though it’s not in her.”
What ever happened to being honest and fair? Yes, people are dying who need organs, but living organ donors are people, too. Recent movements to encourage living organ donation are misdirected. What living organ donors need is a safety net.
Our family lost two beautiful lives, and we ended up saving eight others through the miracle of transplantation. For any donation to happen, there needs to be perfect coordination across healthcare professionals, from donor hospital nurses to administrators to organ recovery coordinators to transplant centers. Unfortunately, there are as many times when that doesn't work as when it does.