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  • Man tells dispatchers heís killing himself, they need to ďhurry upĒ because heís an organ donor

    07/25/2017 10:13:34 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 7 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 07/24/2017 | Assoc. Press
    SKOWHEGAN, Maine ó A Maine man told a 911 dispatcher he was killing himself and first responders needed ďto hurry upĒ because he was an organ donor. Skowhegan police Chief David Bucknam says the man was still breathing when first responders arrived Sunday night, July 23rd ó but he died a few minutes later. ~snip~ There was no organ donation in the end. The manís body was sent to the state medical examinerís office in Augusta, precluding the harvesting of organs.
  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 9:49:01 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 80 replies
    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/27395023/organs-removed-from-young-woman-against-familys-wishes ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    The organ donation process has been completed for the young woman whose family was fighting against it. According to family members of 26-year-old Martha Perez, her organs were removed on Friday against their wishes. Fox 4 spoke to the family before the removal and they said the third woman confirmed dead of injuries sustained in an Arlington wreck involving a suspected drunk driver was technically still alive. more.....
  • Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

    08/18/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | August 18, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    ‚ÄúPotentially unethical.‚ÄĚ That‚Äôs how one expert described an Italian scientist‚Äôs plan to perform a ‚Äúhead transplant‚ÄĚ by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the ‚Äėrecipient‚Äô head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is ‚ÄúPOTENTIALLY unethical?‚ÄĚ Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only ‚Äúpotentially‚ÄĚ unethical?Shock and awe.* * * * *Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred by criticism, however. Canavero now reports that it‚Äôs possible to merge bone marrow, surgically cut with an ultra-sharp knife, when fusing one person‚Äôs head onto another person‚Äôs spine. The...
  • Centralizing organ removal may benefit transplants

    02/24/2014 11:07:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2014 1:28 AM EST | Marilynn Marchione
    For decades, surgeons have traveled to far-off hospitals to remove organs from brain-dead donors and then rushed back to transplant them. Now an experiment in the Midwest suggests there may be a better way: Bring the donors to the doctors instead. A study out Tuesday reports on liver transplants from the nationís first free-standing organ retrieval center. Nearly all organ donors now are transported to Mid-America Transplant Services in St. Louis from a region including parts of Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. Removing organs at this central location near the four hospitals that do transplants saves money, the study found. The...
  • Organ donation opt-out plan backed (UK)

    07/03/2013 7:27:11 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 4 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | 7/3/2013 | unknown
    Wales will become the first country in the UK where people will be presumed to have consented for their organs to be donated unless they opt out... ...A Bill for Wales to adopt a system of presumed consent passed its final stage in the Welsh Assembly - despite objections from religious groups on moral grounds as well as concerns about it adding greater distress to bereaved family members. AMs voted in favour of the Bill by 43 votes to eight, with two abstentions... ...Ministers insist the scheme will be implemented sensitively...
  • Ethicistís Stunning Challenge: Why Wait Until a Patient Is Dead to Harvest Organs?

    04/09/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Liz Klimas
    Weíve seen ethicists discussing the controversial topic of time of death and organ donation before. Now, another ethicist is discussing the ďmoral insignificance of deathĒ when it comes to organ donation in the latest issue of Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. As pointed out by BioEdge, Walter Glannon, a Canada Research Chair in Medical Bioethics and Ethical Theory and professor at the University of Calgary, is among the many ethicists that have begun questioning whether itís necessary to wait until death before harvesting organs, especially in light of recent shortages. Glannonís abstract states (the full article is available for purchase)...
  • Woman Dies After Receiving Smoker's Lungs in Transplant

    12/19/2012 9:23:13 AM PST · by Baynative · 37 replies
    GMA news ^ | 12/19/12 | LIZ NEPORENT |
    Jennifer Wederell, a 27-year-old British woman with cystic fibrosis, died of lung cancer after she received the lungs of a heavy smoker in an organ transplant.
  • Doctor disputes common acceptance of Ďbrain deathí

    11/22/2012 8:17:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 26 replies
    The Catholic Free Press ^ | 11.15.12 | Patricia OíConnell
    Organ transplants are big business and patients are often declared ‚Äúbrain dead‚ÄĚ in order to harvest their organs, neonatologist Dr. Paul A. Bryne said during a talk last Sunday at the Knights of Columbus hall. The event was sponsored by the St. John the Baptist Pro-Life League of Saint Benedict Center in Still River. Dr. Byrne, past president of the Catholic Medical Association (USA), has directed the neonatology and pediatrics departments at Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. He is president of Life Guardian Foundation, a pro-life organization based in Vancouver, Washington. He has appeared on television‚Äôs ‚ÄúGood Morning America‚ÄĚ...
  • I'm Not An Organ Donor.

    05/12/2012 10:09:45 AM PDT · by JoanVarga · 65 replies
    Primordial Slack ^ | 5/12/2012 | Joan Varga
    If that plain statement offends you, then you can take the measure of just how far your thinking has been influenced by the ďImagineĒ crowd. Specifically, the ďimagine no possessionsĒ set. You have no right to my organs after Iím gone. Sorry. I have every right to be this way without being judged as selfish. Here I draw the line on the march of the boundary-challenged fascists: No. Hands off. Find some other way to save a life that doesnít involve the inherent corruption of the medical profession when an unscrupulous and hardened surgeon is tempted with my shiny, perfectly...
  • What You Lose When You Sign That Donor Card (Have doctors blurred the line between life and death?)

    03/14/2012 11:55:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 13, 2012 | Dick Teresi
    The last time I renewed my driver's license, the clerk at the DMV asked if she should check me off as an organ donor. I said no. She looked at me and asked again. I said, "No. Just check the box that says, 'I am a heartless, selfish bastard.'" Becoming an organ donor seems like a win-win situation. Some 3.3 people on the transplant waiting list will have their lives extended by your gift (3.3 is the average yield of solid organs per donor). You're a hero, and at no real cost, apparently. But what are you giving up when...
  • 21-Year-Old Man Wakes From Coma Before Doctors Take Organs

    12/22/2011 11:11:04 AM PST · by julieee · 59 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 22, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    21-Year-Old Man Wakes From Coma Before Doctors Take Organs Tucson, AZ -- A 21-year-old man has awaken from a coma just hours before doctors were ready to shut off life support and take his organs for donation purposes. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/22/21-year-old-man-wakes-from-coma-before-doctors-take-organs/
  • Presumed consent organ donation to be Welsh law by 2015

    11/06/2011 5:48:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/6/11
    The Welsh government says it plans to have a new law in place for presumed consent of organ donation by 2015. The legislation would require people to opt out of donating their organs when they die, rather than opting in by signing the donor register. A White Paper setting out a timetable is set to be published this week. Opponents say they do not believe it will work and it will hit trust in the system but supporters claim it will save more lives. The Welsh government has told the BBC Wales Politics Show that it is planning a system...
  • Gunman, 15, Picks Legally Armed Man to Rob - (Temple Student)

    09/06/2011 6:13:12 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 38 replies
    NBC News (Philly) ^ | 09/06/2011 | Teresa Masterson
    A 15-year-old boy allegedly pulled a gun on a Temple University student early Monday, but got a startling response: The 21-year-old pulled his own legal-to-carry gun and the two shot each other, police say.
  • Utah woman offers organ donation, then shoots self

    07/15/2011 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 15, 2011
    ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- A Utah woman has committed suicide shortly after telling emergency personnel she wanted her organs harvested. St. George Police Captain Scott Staley says the 57-year-old woman made a call Friday morning to 911 to say she wanted to be an organ donor.
  • Palestinian organ donation saves 3 people

    09/25/2010 12:18:04 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    Y-net news ^ | 9 June 2010 | Dr. Itay Gal
    Three people have been granted the opportunity for a new life, after the family of a Palestinian child who died in a mishap donated his liver and lungs. The transplants recipients are all in stable condition and are currently recovering at hospital. The tragic incident took place about 10 days ago, when three-and-a-half-year-old Abdul Hai Salhut of east Jerusalem's Jabel Mukaber fell and sustained grave injuries near his home. His family drove him to a local hospital, and from there he was taken to Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Karem medical center. The child was taken directly into surgery where doctors struggled...
  • Re-thinking-organ-donation.

    ...lately, I have discovered that I, like the public at large, have been completely misinformed as to what really goes on when organs are donated.
  • NY lawmaker wants presumed organ donation consent (must Opt-Out)

    04/27/2010 7:00:17 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 52 replies · 1,069+ views
    AP ^ | 4-2-2010 | AP
    By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York assemblyman whose daughter is alive because of two kidney transplants wants his state to become the first in the nation to pass laws that would presume people want to donate their organs unless they specifically say otherwise. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky believes the "presumed consent" measures would help combat a rising demand for healthy organs by patients forced to wait a year or more for transplants. Twenty-four European countries already have such laws in place, he said. If he succeeds, distraught families would no longer be able to...
  • Illinois Dangerous 'Presumed Consent' Organ Donor Bill

    03/06/2010 11:14:50 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 20 replies · 577+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 03/06/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Illinois State Senator Dale Risinger (R, Peoria) has offered a bill in Springfield that drives our society further along the path of making parts of the human body a commodity, undercutting the sacred status of human life. SB 3613, the Presumed Donor bill, amends the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act to define all Illinois patients as "presumed donors" unless they specifically avail themselves of the opt out clause. In other words, unless you tell the government that in the case of your presumed brain death you don't want your body parts cut out and donated to other patients, they will be...
  • Fallen Rosemount (MN) Soldier's Heart Saves Woman

    08/03/2009 5:06:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies · 936+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/3/09 | Nicole Muehlhausen
    The story of Corp. Benjamin Kopp's life is one about completely dedicating yourself to your country and others. Kopp, of Rosemount, gave his life serving his country. The 21-year-old died July 18 from injuries he suffered after being shot in the leg in Afghanistan while saving the lives of six of his fellow soldiers on July 10. If giving his life wasn't the ultimate sacrifice, even after his death, Kopp kept on giving. Judy Meikle, of Chicago, says she has been long awaiting a heart transplant. Two weeks ago the 57-year-old got a call from her close friend Maria Burud,...
  • Ohio couple: Pa. hospital harvested son's organs

    03/04/2009 4:30:31 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 138 replies · 2,802+ views
    Times Leader ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:17 pm | DAN NEPHIN
    The parents of an 18-year-old Ohio man who suffered a brain injury while snowboarding claim in a lawsuit that doctors at a northwestern Pennsylvania hospital intentionally killed him so they could harvest his organs. The lawsuit claims that Hamot Medical Center doctors and a representative of the Center For Organ Recovery and Education caused Gregory Jacobs' death by administering medication and by removing his breathing tube, causing him to suffocate. "But for the intentional trauma or asphyxiation of Gregory Jacobs, he would have lived, or, at the very least, his life would have been prolonged," the lawsuit said. The suit...