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  • kidneys
  • A living organ donor is someone who donates one of their kidneys or part of their liver to another person. (mydr.com.au)
  • Before death, a person out of love and charity may donate organs not necessary for continued life and health, i.e., under usual circumstances, one of two kidneys, one lobe of the liver, one lobe of one lung, blood, and bone marrow. (catholicculture.org)
  • Speaking to IANS, AIIMS Director and renowned surgeon M.C. Mishra said: "Legalising will at least prevent innocent poor people from getting exploited by the middlemen who do not pay them the promised money after they donate their kidneys or any other organ. (medindia.net)
  • Luckily for me, live organ donation freed me from dialysis when my father generously volunteered to give me one of his kidneys. (deseretnews.com)
  • lungs
  • Traditionally Judaism defined death as the absence of a cardiac/respiratory beat, but with advances in modern medicine and the advent of the concept of brain or brain stem death, which may occur whilst the heart and lungs are maintained artificially in a viable state, disagreement has arisen as to when organs may be harvested. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgeons
  • However increasing numbers of orthodox authorities accept brain stem death with various stringencies, enabling surgeons to take full advantage of modern medical technology in transplantations of organs from the deceased. (wikipedia.org)
  • It's important to know that specialised surgeons retrieve the organs and tissues that are being donated. (mydr.com.au)
  • people
  • An organ donor can potentially save the lives of eight people, and a tissue donor can help up to fifty people. (healthfinder.gov)
  • On average, 150 people are added to the nation's organ transplant waiting list each day-one every 10 minutes. (rchsd.org)
  • Steve and Kathy Charest, from Orting, Wash., join family and friends at Christine Smith's home in Springfield, Ill. Steve Charest is one of three people who received organs from the late Army Spc. (dailyherald.com)
  • An information booth has been set up on the first floor of the City Center next to Carrefour where people can access more information on organ donation. (gulf-times.com)
  • People who would like to donate their organs can do so by visiting the HMC booth at City Center and sign the registry at the booth. (gulf-times.com)
  • This is perhaps the most common reason that people donate an organ. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Saving the life of another person is the most selfless act a human can commit, and organ donation makes that possible for many people on a daily basis. (ehow.co.uk)
  • This is one of the major reasons that many people shun the idea of living organ donation, as they are not willing to put their personal health--and life--on the line. (ehow.co.uk)
  • The Australian Organ Donor Register is the only national register for people to record their decision to become an organ and tissue donor after death. (mydr.com.au)
  • By donating your organs after you die, you will help save and transform the lives of desperately ill people. (itv.com)
  • There are more than five people waiting for every organ made available by donation. (irfi.org)
  • Some people have religious or cultural objections to donate organs. (irfi.org)
  • The dire shortfall of organs compared with patient demand is growing as the population ages and more people experience organ failure. (irfi.org)
  • Aileen Campbell, the Scottish Public Health Minister, said legislation would be tabled to introduce a "soft" opt-out system whereby people will have deemed to have consented to the removal of their organs unless they say otherwise. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Scotland's family doctors welcomed the change, saying that people would have a "genuine choice" over what happens to their organs . (telegraph.co.uk)
  • A total of 45 per cent of the population have signed up to the organ donor register, with more than 116,000 people registering in 2016. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • B etween 2007/08 and 2016/17, there was a 146 per cent increase in the number of people who donated their organs after death, from 54 to 133. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Moving to an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation will be part of the long term culture change in attitudes to encourage people to support donation. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • According to medical experts, the government was not willing to even discuss the subject of organ donation in exchange for money -- blandly put, sale -- because it was apprehensive that poor people could be lured by the monetary factor. (medindia.net)
  • While in Western countries around 70-80 percent of people pledge their organs, in India only about 0.01 percent do so. (medindia.net)
  • Medical experts said that legalising commercial organ donation will increase the number of people pledging organs. (medindia.net)
  • Ravinder Pal Singh, Director of Centre for Liver Transplant & Gastro Sciences at Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, said that after legalising commercial organ donation, there should be centres where people can register themselves for commercial organ donation and an identity card should be provided to them. (medindia.net)
  • This will definitely help in increasing the number of people donating organs," said Singh. (medindia.net)
  • Surprisingly, close relatives-the people most likely to offer an organ-are not always sound matches. (glamour.com)
  • Experts say that the organs from one donor can save or help as many as 50 people. (ahrq.gov)
  • ethical
  • One proposed policy for increasing the number of available transplant organs is the legalization of organ sales, an idea rife with ethical controversies and potential exploitation. (pbs.org)
  • However, there are some medico-ethical problems that come along with the increasing reliance on this organ source. (springer.com)
  • heart
  • Part of the problem was that the New York hospital did not have a heart and liver transplant program of its own and had to send the organs elsewhere. (deseretnews.com)
  • If you'd like to donate your heart or other organs when you die, be sure to tell members of your family. (medmovie.com)
  • Irreversible cessation of spontaneous respiration as a result of brain damage caused by a severe blow to the head permitted heart donation, according to that ruling, which was endorsed by leading halachic authorities. (typepad.com)
  • It was murder to remove organs from Cohen before his heart stopped beating, they argued, perhaps even hinting that the family would suffer heavenly punishment. (typepad.com)
  • lakh
  • Quoting available statistics, he said one lakh deaths occurred in India every year due to organ failure. (siliconindia.com)
  • As India continues to have more than two lakh patients waiting for donor organs, the country's leading medical experts have said these pending cases can be dealt within a period of 1-2 years just by legalising commercial organ donation. (medindia.net)
  • Government should realise that by legalising commercial organ donation, long pending backlog of two lakh patients waiting for the organs will get over in just 1-2 years," Managing Director of Gurgaon's Pushpanjali Hospital S.P. Yadav told IANS. (medindia.net)
  • Risks
  • In the case of Avi Cohen, and all others who have made a carefully considered decision to donate their organs should the circumstance arise, this disregard risks the lives of others and thus becomes a threat to society. (typepad.com)
  • Jews
  • Thus, although there are side issues regarding mutilation of the body etc., the primary issue that prevents organ donation from the dead amongst Jews, in many cases, is the definition of death, simply because to take a life-sustaining organ from a person who was still alive would be murder. (wikipedia.org)
  • Particularly galling has been the sense that halachic authorities, in America and in Israel, are permitting Jews to receive organs, but not to donate them. (typepad.com)
  • consent
  • The only problem is that when families are asked for consent for organ donation of their recent lost one, they deny. (shsu.edu)
  • Because family members are required to give their consent to your organs being used should the situation arise, they need to know your wishes. (mydr.com.au)
  • Europe and Singapore have what is called a Presumed Consent organ collection system. (irfi.org)
  • Informed consent of the person donating the organ and benefit to the life or health of the person receiving the transplant are required. (catholicculture.org)