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

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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

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

(Sources: Flickr, Open Clip Art, Wikimedia Commons)

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

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

Youth speaking out! Pint sized pioneers urging bone marrow donor registration

Jack and Luis got marrow

They may not be eligible as bone marrow donors, and some are patients themselves, but the under-18 set are proving to be vocal on the matter of donation. In a New York Daily News story, two boys , Luis Danvers (a second grader with leukemia) and his BFF Jack Szablewski have joined forces to show … Continue reading

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

zombie walk 1024

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

News Roundup #9: National Kidney Day, Black blood donor follow up, bone marrow heroism

AADP photo collage for blog

Hello there newshounds! We’ve got another roundup with plenty for you to sniff at. National Kidney Month in U.S. is March, and World Kidney Day was March 8 And we have some related links, since kidney health is directly related to transplantation. Here’s the National Kidney Foundation World Kidney Day page. The Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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

Dutch donor card and registration form  Source: NTS

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

UMC_Utrecht

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

TransplantInformers Book Club: Donor by Ken McClure

So many books on transplantation to read, so little time...  Image by Juhan Sonin on Flickr

Lo, many years ago, I was an English minor in college. Hence, I take great pleasure in reading works of fiction in a collective setting, being able to discuss and develop ideas about a text. TransplantInformers is surely about real world practice in donor outreach and education. However, we cannot deny that fictional narratives affect … Continue reading

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