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When Can Others Help Themselves to Our Organs?

July 25, 2019 • Posted in Blog

D. Joy Riley, M.D., M.A. Executive Director

We have an opt-in organ donation system in the United States. That is, you have to say, “Yes,” to organ donation in order to donate. Opting in is very easy, and you can usually do that through your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Even those too young to vote can opt-in for organ donation. Why is this service available through the DMV? A few moments’ thought can yield an answer.

England has recently changed its law governing organ donation. The new “opt-out” law takes effect in 2020:

Everyone in England over the age of 18 will ...read more

Let’s Talk About Organ Donation

April 27, 2012 • Posted in Blog

D. Joy Riley, M.D., M.A.

Executive Director

A rare feat in organ transplantation was reported this week.  27-year-old Ray Fearing needed a kidney.  His younger sister, Cera, donated one of hers.  Quickly, though, that kidney started failing.  Although Fearing could no longer use the kidney, his physicians thought that perhaps the kidney could be removed before it shut down altogether, and transplanted to someone else. Fearing and his sister agreed to the procedure, as did the recipient.  So, after 14 days in Ray Fearing’s body, the kidney was removed and re-transplanted — this time, into the ...read more

Changes in controversial organ donation method stir fears — The Washington Post

September 21, 2011 • Posted in Atlas
By Rob Stein; Published 19 September

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/changes-in-controversial-organ-donation-method-stir-fears/2011/09/15/gIQAlY9agK_story.html

Transplantation of lungs: recovered from donors after euthanasia — openPR

September 2, 2011 • Posted in Atlas

http://www.openpr.com/news/178737/Transplantation-of-lungs-recovered-from-donors-after-euthanasia.html

Chinese teen sells his kidney for an iPad 2 — The Telegraph

June 4, 2011 • Posted in Atlas

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/8552195/Chinese-teen-sells-his-kidney-for-an-iPad-2.html

Convicted rapist next in line for organ transplant — BioEdge

May 6, 2011 • Posted in Medicine & Health

http://www.bioedge.org/index.php/bioethics/bioethics_article/9504/

Crime and Transplants — Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Bulletin

May 6, 2011 • Posted in Medicine & Health

http://bioethicsbulletin.org/archive/crime-and-transplants/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=crime-and-transplants

Convicted rapist from Auburn may get life-saving heart transplant — Syracuse.com

May 6, 2011 • Posted in Medicine & Health

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/convicted_rapist_from_syracuse.html

Australia in Short Supply of Donors — TOPNEWS

May 4, 2011 • Posted in Atlas

http://topnews.us/content/239477-australia-short-supply-donors

Scottish scientists grow kidneys in a laboratory — Daily Record

April 12, 2011 • Posted in Atlas

By Charlie Gall

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health-news/2011/04/11/scottish-scientists-grow-kidneys-in-a-laboratory-86908-23053117/