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With Scotland set to join Wales in having an "opt-out" system for organ donation, why are England and Northern Ireland not following suit?
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Theresa May's government announced plans last week to make it easier for doctors to take organs without explicit consent. But a new study by London experts say they won't work.
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Theresa May's government announced plans last week to make it easier for doctors to take organs without explicit consent. But a new study by London experts say they won't work.
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Background: With passage of the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, people living with HIV (PLWH) can donate organs to PLWH awaiting transplant. Understanding knowledge and attitudes regarding organ donation among PLWH in the United States is critical to implementing the HOPE Act. Methods: PLWH were surveyed regarding their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about organ donation and transplantation at an urban academic HIV clinic in Baltimore, MD, between August 2016 and October 2016. Responses were compared using Fisher exact and χ2 tests. Results: Among 114 survey respondents, median age was 55 years, 47.8% we...
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Conclusions: Rates of donation of organ donation may increase through understanding family decision-making. PMID: 30083243 [PubMed]
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Conclusions: Reciprocal altruism appears useful for increasing intention towards joining the organ donation register. It does not, however, appear to increase organ donor behavior. PMID: 30107471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Ann Behav Med Source Type: research
Adults in England will be presumed to consent to donate their organs Related items fromOnMedica Wales votes for opt-out on organ donation Doctors urge people to discuss organ donation Presumed consent only way to get more organs England considering opt-out system for organ donation ‘Give a heart’ for Valentine’s Day
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CONCLUSIONS: There is no doubt that all should be done to save native organ function, and all salvage procedures and psychological testing must be robust before considering this route. However, within the group that proceeds to nephrectomy, some cases may have the potential to generate a new pool of donor organs suitable for transplant, helping to tackle the organ deficit in renal transplantation. PMID: 30084762 [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
CONCLUSION: The decline in post-mortem organ donation is due to a deficiency in the recognition and reporting of potential organ donors in hospital. If this process were better supported on the organizational and political level, far more organs could be transplanted. PMID: 30064626 [PubMed - in process]
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Adults in England will be presumed to consent to donating their organs under "Max's Law".
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Erie County Medical Center has received a federal grant to help boost organ and tissue donation. The three-year, $1.2 million grant comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration to support ECMC’s Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care. The grant will fund social and behavioral interventions aimed at incre asing donations of both solid organs and tissue. Awareness about living donor programs are particularly vital,…
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