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Webcast Live Today!!! Unsaid of the Undead: A panel discussion exploring zombie-transplant connections

We’re staging an experiment with TransplantInformers’ own zombie brain trust TODAY. In other words, we’re holding a webinar exploring the ways that zombie representations across the pop cultural and cultural landscapes evoke similar concerns as transplantation. In addition to being superstars of zombie scholarship, our panel’s areas of expertise include Caribbean witchcraft, the rituals of … Continue reading

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News Roundup #14: From UNOS to Obesity, NYT to Jewish donors, and bringing you the toothsomest

Random Reports and Reportage New articles from United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) update are now online.  Articles include a  guide to paired donation and a primer on “a new quality metric with every deceased donor kidney offer. The ‘kidney donor profile index (KDPI)”  provides clinicians with insights into the quality of a kidney compared … Continue reading

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Unsaid of the Undead: Zombie Transplant Resource Guide is live!!!

Get ready for our online live webinar May 23rd, 2012 11:00am (Pacific Standard Time)! Unsaid of the undead: A panel discussion exploring zombi(e)-transplant connections In anticipation of this interwebs to-do, we’ve lassoed some pretty great reads and spun a killer soundtrack for the forthcoming exploration in a handy dandy resource guide. It features scholarly works from … Continue reading

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Conceptions of Reciprocity: The Navarro transplant case, organ allocation and undocumented immigrants

The following piece was prepared for the blog AccessDenied: A Conversation on Unauthorized Im/migration and Health and is cross-posted here with permission. Organ donors give the gift of life, but the sheer volume of patients hoping for transplants far outstrips donor generosity. How should we make decisions to ensure the equitable distribution of a limited … Continue reading

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Unsaid of the undead: A panel discussion exploring zombi(e)-transplant connections

It started with a throwaway line in The Walking Dead. But for the TransplantInformers team, things blew up from there. Not only did Steven Yeun’s retweet (Big ups Mr. Yeun!) bring a slew of readers our way, it showed us that there is an audience rabid to explore the connections between zombies and transplantation. Zombies … Continue reading

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Social Media for Starters: The Asian American Donor Program encourages you to spread the message

By Donna Megino Managing social media is not as easy as it may seem. In fact, it takes a lot of online (and offline) interaction: monitoring, engaging, strategy, and organization. Whether you are a brand company, small business, self-employed, start-up business, non-profit, etc., social media becomes the one essential tool for engaging with people online. … Continue reading

Social media and organ donation

News Roundup #13: Facebook boosting organ donors, Kidney in a third body, UK’s first trafficking case,

It seems this roundup is lucky number 13, with the a groundbreaking, cusp-of-viral, organ donation initiative from Facebook, unprecedented kidney re-transplantation, and a whole slew of other newsy goodness. Organ donor: Like? 100 million new organ donors in the next four days? Entirely possible, claims Dr. Andrew Cameron, the physician who helped usher organ donor … Continue reading

Dr. Richard Barnett totally rocks on tour

Obscura Day alert: Biomedical curiosities galore!

I am a huge fan of medical museums and scientific entertainment. Some of you may have gathered this from coverage on the Heart of Cape Town Transplant Museum. One of our recent news roundups featured a talk about the unexpected history of blood transfusion. And lord knows it’s newsworthy when art and tissue donation intersect. … Continue reading

Rik Basra (Source: Anthony Nolan Trust)

Anthony Nolan: UK Asian community rallies, Asian=Asian?

We are thrilled to welcome  Anthony Nolan as our newest forthcoming contributors. To preface their contributions, we’re sharing one of their biggest successes in bone marrow donor outreach in the UK’s Asian community. Police inspector Rik Basra’s story served to mobilize a huge swath of the Asian population, recruiting about 1,000 Asian donors in half … Continue reading

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News Roundup #12: Living donor safety, Portland piñata, transplant tobacco test, Donate Life Month

We’ve reached a dozen news roundups! Living donors need protection This report from CNN actually fairly evenhandedly reports about a recent living organ donor death. The articles sidebar actually shows positive success rates for transplantation, and points out that death from living organ donation is an exception, not a rule. However, it also points out … Continue reading


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