Fragmented organ donation programs hinder progress
- National organ-donor plan in works. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/16/99, Vol. 161 Issue 10, p1231
Discusses the suggestion by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, that Canada should establish a national organ-donation goal. Need to convince Canadians to sign donor cards; Need for the creation of a system that enables Canadians to make their donation wishes known.
- Timely Referral of Potential Organ Donors. Ehrle, Ron // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2006, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p88
Discusses the considerable advancements in the field of organ transplantation in the U.S. Factors accounted for the increase in number of organ donors across the country; Efforts of hospitals to establish their own policies and procedures for identifying potential organ donors; Essential...
- The Debate over Death Determination in DCD. Bernat, James L. // Hastings Center Report;May2010, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p3
The author expresses his views on death determination in a donation after cardiac death (DCD) donor. It highlights an article published in the May-June 2010 issue of "The Hastings Report" which presents a conclusion that DCD donors are not dead at the moment of donation. Though organ donation...
- Are DCD Donors Dead? Marquis, Don // Hastings Center Report;May2010, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p24
The article discusses the protocols for donation after cardiac death. It highlights the constraints associated with DCD protocols including removal of organ as soon as possible after cardiac arrest and non-removal of the organ when the donor is not yet dead. The author asks if both constraints...
- donor. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p681
A definition of the term "donor" which refers to a person that gives his or her tissue, blood or organ to another person is presented.
- Strategies to advance living kidney donation: a single center's experience. Kranenburg, Leonieke; Zuidema, Willij; Weimar, Willem; Hilhorst, Medard; IJzermans, Jan; Passchier, Jan; Busschbach, Jan // Progress in Transplantation;Mar2009, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p71
In Europe, living kidney donation rates differ considerably from country to country. These differences are related to deceased kidney donation rates: countries with higher deceased donation rates have lower living donation rates. Despite the differences, all countries have one thing in common,...
- More women than men become living organ donors. Dobson, Roger // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/19/2002, Vol. 325 Issue 7369, p851
Discusses the finding that women are more likely to be living organ donors than men. Possible reasons for this gender imbalance; Existence of underlying pressures on a vulnerable group; Specifics of the female to male-donor ratio.
- Development of the National Living Donor Assistance Center: reducing financial disincentives to living organ donation. Warren, Patricia H.; Gifford, Kimberly A.; Hong, Barry A.; Merion, Robert M.; Ojo, Akinlolu O. // Progress in Transplantation;Mar2014, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p76
Over the years, the transplant community has worked to advance the care of living organ donors; however, barriers remain, including the nonmedical expenses incurred by living donors. A new center, funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), was established to...
- The state of the international organ trade: a provisional picture based on integration of available information. Shimazono, Yosuke // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Dec2007, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p955
Organ transplantation is widely practised worldwide. The expansion of organ transplantation has led to a critical shortage of organs and the development of the organ trade. Many patients travel to areas where organs are obtainable through commercial transactions. Although the international organ...