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

Social media and organ donation

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

What Do Zombies and Actor Steven Yeun Have in Common? Organ Donation!

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by Claire de Louraille and Emily Avera If you have not heard of AMC network’s The Walking Dead I’ll be fairly impressed since it’s the most watched basic cable drama in television history.  With an 8.1 million viewers for the Season 2 premiere, it’s not a television show to dismiss. For the uninitiated, The Walking … Continue reading

Dutch deceased donor dearth: More interesting research out of the Netherlands

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Here at TransplantInformers, we recently provided a translation of the Dutch press release on research which surveyed surviving family members of potential deceased donors and motivations behind next-of-kin deceased organ donation consent or refusal. The active research coming out on this topic in the Netherlands doesn’t stop there. Nichon Jansen-Frazer, from the Dutch Transplant Foundation … Continue reading

Newsbrief in translation: Dutch deceased donor dearth

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Last Thursday a study was released in the Netherlands on the decision making process for surviving relatives  in granting consent for deceased organ donation. There is a small story on it in English. For more, here is my translation/adaptation from the original Dutch press release from Utrecht University: Research on the organ donation decision making … Continue reading

Perish, the thought: Death Reference Desk is a lively resource for cadaveric donation consideration

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Over what seems like eons, there has been a great deal of discussion over the definition of death.  The advent of organ transplantation brought a new element to the discussion. In order to transplant vital organs and legitimize this practice, establishing a legal definition of death was necessary in many cases. And there has also … Continue reading

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