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  • Texas bill aims to make organ donation opt-out, sparking debate

    04/28/2017 10:07:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 26 replies
    kxan ^ | April 27, 2017 | Alyssa Goard
    Currently, Texas residents must opt in to be placed on the donor registry during their driverís license process. HB 1938 would instead automatically place all adults on the driverís license process on the registry, unless they opt out. Under this bill, each applicant will have to answer the question, ďWould you like to refuse to join the organ donor registry?Ē Applicants who answer no or simply donít answer will automatically be enrolled.
  • Mom will give birth to terminally ill daughter to donate her organs

    03/04/2017 12:37:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Alexandra Klausner
    An Oklahoma mom has decided to give birth to her terminally ill daughter so that she can donate the newbornís organs. Keri Young, from Oklahoma City, was devastated to discover that her baby, whom she named Eva, would be born without a portion of her brain and skull due to a condition known as anencephaly. Keri ó who learned of the childís fate during her 20-week ultrasound ó is scheduled to give birth to her child May 7 and will likely only spend a few days with the newborn before she dies. Her husband, Royce, was in awe of his...
  • Glendale tot with rare condition awaits intestine, liver transplant

    10/01/2016 2:03:03 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 9 replies
    self | October 1, 2016 | AzNascarFan
    I tried to link the article but it is at the Arizona Repugnant and due to copyright complaints apparently we cant directly post their articles... This article is about my Grandson Jaxson... I had a prayer request thread Hereabout 2 months ago, when the doctors told us he might be in the hospital until a donor was found... Since then, things have happened in almost a miraculous fashion for those of us who understand the power or prayer.
  • Reward Organ Donors, And Thousands Of Lives Will Be Saved

    08/08/2016 9:45:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Howard Broadman is a retired California judge with an active private practice as an arbitrator. He is also the grandfather of a little boy named Quinn, who was born with serious kidney problems. In time Quinn will require regular dialysis to stay alive until he¬ís eligible for a kidney transplant. Broadman would gladly have donated one of his own kidneys to save his grandson¬ís life. But Quinn is still too young for a transplant ‚ÄĒ and by the time he¬ís ready, his grandfather will be too old.So Broadman, together with transplant surgeon Jeffrey Veale, proposed an arrangement to the UCLA...
  • Teen Survived Kalamazoo Shooting After Being Pronounced Brain Dead

    02/23/2016 8:30:26 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    ABC Good Morning America Yahoo News ^ | 2/22/2016 | Emily Shapiro
    A 14-year-old girl wounded in a deadly shooting spree in Michigan this weekend was initially pronounced brain dead at the hospital before she squeezed her mother's hand and was rushed to surgery, her family told authorities. She is now in critical condition and "fighting for her life," her family said. The teen, who was shot in a Kalamazoo Cracker Barrel parking lot Saturday, was pronounced brain dead shortly after arriving at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Hinz told ABC News today. Her family told the lieutenant that an hour or two later, the hospital was in the...
  • Time to fix America's organ donor system

    12/29/2015 3:46:46 AM PST · by Kegger · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | December 28, 2015 | Karen Hill
    Automatically make each of us ‚Äúdonors‚ÄĚ unless we signed a form saying ‚Äúno‚ÄĚ in advance. Yikes!
  • More Babies Being Born to Be Donors of Tissue

    07/30/2015 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Published: June 4, 1991 | GINA KOLATA
    At about 8 o'clock this morning, doctors at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., plan to transplant bone marrow into Anissa Ayala, a 19-year-old girl who is dying of leukemia. The marrow will come from her baby sister, Marissa. Their parents say they conceived Marissa to provide bone marrow to save Anissa's life. Doctors and ethicists say this is the first time a family has publicly admitted conceiving a child to serve as an organ donor. But many others have done so privately. Parents have had babies to provide bone marrow for siblings and relatives or even,...
  • Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing Peopleís Organs Without Explicit Consent

    09/04/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 105 replies · 2,375+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 04, 2009 | Matt Cover
    Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obamaís nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would ďpresumeĒ someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken. Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done. Outlined in the 2008 book ďNudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness,Ē Sunstein and co-author Richard H. Thaler argued that the...
  • 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...
  • Thinking He Was Brain Dead Family Was Set to Give Away His Organs, Then He Held Up Two Fingers

    05/16/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly profiled cases where doctors may too quickly began cutting up patients who are not really dead to begin harvesting their organs for donations.These kinds of cases have happened before, as supposedly ¬ďbrain dead¬Ē patients have come back to life just before having their vital organs taken from them after prematurely being declared dead. Although there is nothing morally wrong with organ donations ¬ó in fact, it¬ís arguably a very pro-life action to take ¬ó these kinds of stories ought to remind organ donors (and any patient and their family) that doctors are too quickly declaring patients dead...
  • Beware: Killing for Organs, Taking Organs From Living People

    04/14/2013 6:28:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | Wesley J. Smith
    I have been warning for several years that many in bioethics and the organ transplant community hope to legalize killing for organs, that is, taking organs from the living. The latest example comes in the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics by Canadian philosophy professor (of course!) Walter Glannon. Itís a long article and I donít have space here to deal with every aspect. But a few points: First, he claims that all decisions about organ donation and the treatment of patients are kept strictly segregated. From, ďThe Moral Insignificance of Death in Organ Donation:Ē All transplant policies and protocols require...
  • Critical organ donation warnings and guidance in new pamphlet: ďDo not do an Apnea test!Ē

    04/27/2012 4:08:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/26/12 | Steve Jalsevac
    April 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Paul Byrne has been on a personal mission for many years to warn the public about the alarming facts and dangers of the $20 billion dollar-a-year organ transplant industry.† At the International Conference for Life in Vatican City February 25, Byrne and other distinguished speakers, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, addressed serious concerns regarding so-called ďbrain deathĒ, the apnea test and organ transplantation. Dr. Bryne also introduced a new 29-page booklet produced by his Life Guardian Foundation containing crucial information to assist the public in making informed decisions about organ donation. The new Life Guardian...
  • 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...
  • Denmark shocked by story of brain-dead donorís recovery

    The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car accident, agreeing to donate her organs and allowing doctors to turn off her respirator. About 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the heart-rending drama. But Carina Melchior did not die after her respirator was removed. She is now undergoing rehabilitation and may make a full recovery. About 500 people immediately removed their names from Denmarkís organ donor register. Doctors at Aarhus University Hospital...
  • Dad rescues Ďbrain deadí son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs...

    04/26/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 102 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    ...boy recovers completely Although a team of four physicians insisted that his son was ďbrain-deadĒ following the wreck, Thorpeís father enlisted the help of a general practitioner and a neurologist, who demonstrated that his son still had brain wave activity. The doctors agreed to bring him out of the coma, and five weeks later Thorpe left the hospital, having almost completely recovered.
  • Bill to Allow Organ Farming from Unconscious Patients!

    02/24/2012 4:10:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    First Things ^ | February 23, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    Good grief! A Maryland state legislator has filed a bill that would allow surrogate decision makers to ‚Äúdonate‚ÄĚ kidneys and liver lobes. From HB 449: THIS SUBSECTION APPLIES ONLY TO A PATIENT WHO HAS BEEN CERTIFIED UNDER ¬ß 5¬Ė606(B) OF THIS SUBTITLE TO BE IN A PERSISTENT 8 VEGETATIVE STATE. (3) A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR ANOTHER UNDER THIS SECTION MAY AUTHORIZE THE DONATION OF A NONVITAL ORGAN IF THE DONATION IS BASED ON: (I) THE WISHES OF THE PATIENT AS PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED BY THE PATIENT; OR (II) A DETERMINATION BY THE SURROGATE THAT THE DONATION...
  • 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...
  • No Ďmoral certaintyí that brain death is really death: prominent Catholic ethics professor Brugger

    02/05/2011 1:38:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/4/11 | Hilary White
    ROME February 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) Ė A prominent American professor of Catholic medical ethics has said that in ďbrain deathĒ criteria there is no ďmoral certitudeĒ that a patient is really dead, a condition laid out by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI as necessary for removing organs. The available evidence, he said, ďraises a reasonable doubt that excludes Ďmoral certitudeí that ventilator-sustained brain dead bodies are corpses.Ē Professor E. Christian Brugger, a Senior Fellow of Ethics at the Culture of Life Foundation gave this judgment in a question and answer article published today by the Rome-based news...
  • Organ Wagons To Make House Calls

    12/04/2010 9:44:18 AM PST · by traumer · 84 replies
    It might sound a little disturbing to some people but a new pilot program will attempt to recover kidneys from people who die at home in Manhattan. A team of organ specialists will have about 20-minutes after a cardiac-arrest patient is declared dead to arrive at the home, check a donor registry, determine medical eligibility, obtain a family member's consent and get the person into a specialized ambulance. A special team will monitor 9-1-1 calls about people in danger of dying and they will travel directly to a person's home without being summoned. The program is being launched Wednesday. It...
  • Many outraged as accused murderer gets liver transplant (Guy drank rat poison, OUTRAGEOUS!)

    08/07/2010 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7/26/10 | By Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.
    Johnny Concepcion, a 42-year-old man accused of stabbing his wife to death, just received a liver transplant at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Now many are wondering how an accused killer could jump to the top of a long list of those needing transplants. Concepcion has reportedly confessed to friends and relatives that he killed his wife, Jordania Sarita. Earlier this month, police found the 36-year-old woman stabbed at least 15 times in the home she had shared with her husband and their three children for 18 years. The two had recently separated. After the murder, Concepcion...