Scotland launches organ donor consultation

Doctors welcome ‘soft’ opt-out option Related items fromOnMedica Hundreds of families overrule deceased ’ wishes to donate organs Three people die every day due to organ donor shortage Wales introduces ‘deemed consent’ for organ donation Give us UK wide opt-out system for organ donation, say doctors ’ leaders Opt-out organ donation well-meant but ‘misguided’
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Anthony Clarkson, interim director of NHS organ donation and transplantation,Sue Cartlidge andRon Brewer respond to a previous letter from Jeanne Felmingham querying whether it ’s worth having a donor card at the age of 83ReJeanne Felmingham ’s letter (14 November), too many people mistakenly assume their age means they are too old to consider organ donation. However, people in their 50s, 60, 70s and even 80s can all save lives. Nearly 1,000 people aged over 50 donate every year.Patients who die in circumstances where they may be able to donate their organs, irrespective of age, are considered individually. Cli...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Health Medical research NHS Older people Science Society Source Type: news
Conclusion: The benefits of protecting the vital organs of donors is significant, and ECLS for organ preservation can be widely used in the transplantation field. PMID: 30402392 [PubMed]
Source: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Results-oriented and controlled liver transplantation currently prohibits making inroads into the previously intrinsic frontiers. As long as the current circumstances do not change, a shift in the intrinsic frontiers of that which is surgically feasible will not be possible. The current situation forces the transplant surgeon to apply a more restrictive indications and organ acceptance policy. With this approach we can try to regain the previously excellent short- and long-term results of a 1‑year survival of 90% and a 20-year survival of 50%. PMID: 30413847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Chirurg - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Chirurg Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is a need to increase the generosity of the Montenegrin population and its health care workers regarding organ donation at all times and not exclusively on specific occasions. PMID: 30398096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
This week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 180 which makes major amendments to Pennsylvania anatomic gift donation laws. The legislation changes various provisions regarding donation of human organs, tissues, eyes, and to create a ne...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
Donation after circulatory death organs (DCD) are increasingly used for liver transplantation (LT), due to the persisting organ shortage and waiting list mortality[1]. Several reports, however, suggest inferior graft survival, increased risk for primary non-function (PNF), and biliary complications in DCD livers, with most concerns for an irreversible ischemic cholangiopathy (IC)[2]. Severe forms, requiring retransplantation, typically develop within the first 3 to 6 months after LT[3]. While the majority of transplant physicians agree, that prolonged periods of donor warm ischemia contribute significantly to this aggressi...
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Donation after circulatory death (DCD) organs are increasingly used for liver transplantation, due to the persisting organ shortage and waiting list mortality.1 However, several reports suggest inferior graft survival, increased risk of primary non-function (PNF), and biliary complications in DCD livers, with irreversible ischaemic cholangiopathy (IC) being a major concern.2 Severe forms, requiring retransplantation, typically develop within the first 3 –6 months after liver transplant.3 While the majority of transplant physicians agree that prolonged periods of donor warm ischaemia contribute significantly to this...
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: This case potentially opens up a new living liver donor pool which might have clinical relevance in countries where there is a high burden of HIV and a limited number of deceased donor organs or limited access to transplantation. However, our recipient's HIV status is equivocal at present and additional investigation regarding seroconversion events in this unique profile is ongoing.
Source: AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Fast Track Source Type: research
AbstractThe low rate of consent by relatives of potential donors especially in Muslim majority countries is one of the basic limiting factors of the success of organ transplantation. Therefore, this study aimed to explore opinions and expectations of relatives after donating their beloved ones ’ organs on a Muslim sample in Istanbul Region. Descriptive method was used. Data were collected from 82 of 95 Muslim donor relatives who agreed to participate in the study between the March and July 2014 via telephone calls. It was found that most of the relatives had donated the organs of their relatives for “keeping al...
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
ínez Daniel Fernández-García The number of donors and organs available has not increased at the same rate as the inclusion of new patients in the waiting lists. The aim of the present study was to analyze the quality of the detection process of potential brain-dead organ donors at the Hospital of León. For this, a cross-sectional prospective study was developed on a retrospective cohort of patients who were admitted or died by catastrophic brain damage with the potential for organs donation. Data were collected for six months using hospital records of admissions and exitus. For the sta...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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