News @ a glance
- On World Blood Donor Day - 14 June :WHO: More voluntary blood donors needed. // African Business News;6/12/2013, p29
The article reports on the call by the World Health Organization (WHO) for all countries to obtain 100% of their supplies of blood and blood products from voluntary unpaid blood donors by 2020. According to Neelam Dhingra, Coordinator for Blood Transfusion Safety at WHO, more voluntary blood...
- EDITORIAL. Grazier, Kyle L. // Journal of Healthcare Management;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p215
The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one by undergraduate Allison Clemmons on a study which explores whether altruism or legal market is the answer to ease the shortage of donated organs for transplantation and one by graduate Allison Clemmons on another...
- Why not pay organ donors? Mraz, Stephen J. // Machine Design;12/10/98, Vol. 70 Issue 22, p69
Comments on the issue of paying for organ donations. Significance of better health care for more money; Availability of a bigger supply of human tissue; Need for altruism.
- IN BRIEF. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;1/30/2010, Vol. 340 Issue 7740, p232
This section offers news briefs on medicine and health care from around the world as of January 2010, including the shortage of more than 100 essential drugs in Gaza, an increase in the number of people in Germany who donated organs for transplantation after their death in 2009, and Yemen's need...
- Editorial. // Global Health (1937-514X);2011, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p1
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including healthcare systems around the world, the U.S. organ donation system policy and professional development.
- Families find comfort in organ donation--study. Tattam, Amanda // Australian Nursing Journal;Sep96, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p13
Reports on the findings of a study commissioned by the Australasian Transplant Coordinators' Association on how families of organ donors viewed the hospital and follow-up care they received. Satisfaction with the care and information provided by health professionals; Reasons for wanting to...
- International perspectives on the ethics and regulation of human cell and tissue transplantation. Schulz-Baldes, Annette; Biller-Andorno, Nikola; Capron, Alexander Morgan // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Dec2007, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p941
The transplantation of human cells and tissues has become a global enterprise for both life-saving and life-enhancing purposes. Yet current practices raise numerous ethical and policy issues relating to informed consent for donation, profit-making, and quality and safety in the procurement,...
- Keeping kidneys. Jones, Ben; Bes, Mireia // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Oct2012, Vol. 90 Issue 10, p718
The article reports on challenges which many countries across the globe are encountering in 2012 when attempting to meet the demand for transplant kidneys and discusses statistics on a shortage of needed organs for transplants which were released in 2010 by the World Health Organization. A...
- Physicians oppose inmate organ donations. // Corrections Today;Dec94, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p14
Reports that the American Correctional Health Services Association (ACHSA) opposes organ donations by death row inmates. Statement of ACHSA president; Violation of code of ethics that prohibits health professionals in implementation of death penalty.