Tissue and Organ Procurement: The administrative procedures involved with acquiring TISSUES or organs for TRANSPLANTATION through various programs, systems, or organizations. These procedures include obtaining consent from TISSUE DONORS and arranging for transportation of donated tissues and organs, after TISSUE HARVESTING, to HOSPITALS for processing and transplantation.Tissue Donors: Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.Brain Death: A state of prolonged irreversible cessation of all brain activity, including lower brain stem function with the complete absence of voluntary movements, responses to stimuli, brain stem reflexes, and spontaneous respirations. Reversible conditions which mimic this clinical state (e.g., sedative overdose, hypothermia, etc.) are excluded prior to making the determination of brain death. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp348-9)Presumed Consent: An institutional policy of granting authority to health personnel to perform procedures on patients or to remove organs from cadavers for transplantation unless an objection is registered by family members or by the patient prior to death. This also includes emergency care of minors without prior parental consent.Organ Transplantation: Transference of an organ between individuals of the same species or between individuals of different species.Tissue and Organ Harvesting: The procedure of removing TISSUES, organs, or specimens from DONORS for reuse, such as TRANSPLANTATION.Waiting Lists: Prospective patient listings for appointments or treatments.Tissue Banks: Centers for acquiring, characterizing, and storing organs or tissue for future use.Death: Irreversible cessation of all bodily functions, manifested by absence of spontaneous breathing and total loss of cardiovascular and cerebral functions.Donor Selection: The procedure established to evaluate the health status and risk factors of the potential DONORS of biological materials. Donors are selected based on the principles that their health will not be compromised in the process, and the donated materials, such as TISSUES or organs, are safe for reuse in the recipients.Organ Preservation: The process by which organs are kept viable outside of the organism from which they were removed (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).United States Health Resources and Services Administration: A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.Directed Tissue Donation: Tissue, organ, or gamete donation intended for a designated recipient.Principle-Based Ethics: An approach to ethics that focuses on theories of the importance of general principles such as respect for autonomy, beneficence/nonmaleficence, and justice.Liver Transplantation: The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.Kidney Transplantation: The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.Facility Regulation and Control: Formal voluntary or governmental procedures and standards required of hospitals and health or other facilities to improve operating efficiency, and for the protection of the consumer.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Transplantation: Transference of a tissue or organ from either an alive or deceased donor, within an individual, between individuals of the same species, or between individuals of different species.Living Donors: Non-cadaveric providers of organs for transplant to related or non-related recipients.United StatesGraft Survival: The survival of a graft in a host, the factors responsible for the survival and the changes occurring within the graft during growth in the host.Value-Based Purchasing: Purchasers are provided information on the quality of health care, including patient outcomes and health status, with data on the dollar outlays going towards health. The focus is on managing the use of the health care system to reduce inappropriate care and to identify and reward the best-performing providers. (from http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/meyerrpt.htm accessed 11/25/2011)Informed Consent: Voluntary authorization, by a patient or research subject, with full comprehension of the risks involved, for diagnostic or investigative procedures, and for medical and surgical treatment.End Stage Liver Disease: Final stage of a liver disease when the liver failure is irreversible and LIVER TRANSPLANTATION is needed.Transplants: Organs, tissues, or cells taken from the body for grafting into another area of the same body or into another individual.Heart Transplantation: The transference of a heart from one human or animal to another.Ethics, Medical: The principles of professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the physician, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the physician in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families.Liver Failure: Severe inability of the LIVER to perform its normal metabolic functions, as evidenced by severe JAUNDICE and abnormal serum levels of AMMONIA; BILIRUBIN; ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE; ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE; LACTATE DEHYDROGENASES; and albumin/globulin ratio. (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed)Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.Drugs, Essential: Drugs considered essential to meet the health needs of a population as well as to control drug costs.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Posthumous Conception: Conception after the death of the male or female biological parent through techniques such as the use of gametes that have been stored during his or her lifetime or that were collected immediately after his or her death.Patient Selection: Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Graft Rejection: An immune response with both cellular and humoral components, directed against an allogeneic transplant, whose tissue antigens are not compatible with those of the recipient.Organ Preservation Solutions: Solutions used to store organs and minimize tissue damage, particularly while awaiting implantation.Transplantation, Homologous: Transplantation between individuals of the same species. Usually refers to genetically disparate individuals in contradistinction to isogeneic transplantation for genetically identical individuals.Liver Diseases: Pathological processes of the LIVER.Purchasing, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the purchasing of supplies and equipment.Facial Transplantation: The transference between individuals of the entire face or major facial structures. In addition to the skin and cartilaginous tissue (CARTILAGE), it may include muscle and bone as well.Dissection: The separation and isolation of tissues for surgical purposes, or for the analysis or study of their structures.Tissue Preservation: The process by which a tissue or aggregate of cells is kept alive outside of the organism from which it was derived (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).Proportional Hazards Models: Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities: The non-profit, non-governmental organization which collects, processes, and distributes data on hospital use. Two programs of the Commission are the Professional Activity Study and the Medical Audit Program.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Financial Management: The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.Pancreas Transplantation: The transference of a pancreas from one human or animal to another.Negotiating: The process of bargaining in order to arrive at an agreement or compromise on a matter of importance to the parties involved. It also applies to the hearing and determination of a case by a third party chosen by the parties in controversy, as well as the interposing of a third party to reconcile the parties in controversy.Insurance, Accident: Insurance providing coverage for physical injury suffered as a result of unavoidable circumstances.Raffinose: A trisaccharide occurring in Australian manna (from Eucalyptus spp, Myrtaceae) and in cottonseed meal.Drugs, Generic: Drugs whose drug name is not protected by a trademark. They may be manufactured by several companies.Sperm Banks: Centers for acquiring and storing semen.Cold Ischemia: The chilling of a tissue or organ during decreased BLOOD perfusion or in the absence of blood supply. Cold ischemia time during ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION begins when the organ is cooled with a cold perfusion solution after ORGAN PROCUREMENT surgery, and ends after the tissue reaches physiological temperature during implantation procedures.Drug Costs: The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).

Feasibility of finding an unrelated bone marrow donor on international registries for New Zealand patients. (1/1276)

Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is the treatment of choice for several hematological conditions. Unfortunately, for the majority (70%) of patients an HLA-matched sibling donor is not available and a matched unrelated donor must be found if they are to proceed to allogeneic transplantation. Most of the donors on international registries are of Caucasian ethnic origin. It has been recognized that patients from certain racial groups have a reduced chance of finding an unrelated donor. This study reports the feasibility of finding an unrelated donor for our local New Zealand patients of Caucasian, New Zealand Maori and Pacific Islander ethnic origin presenting with transplantable hematological conditions at a single center. The search was performed on international registries using HLA-A,B and DR typings for our patients. Six of six and five of six matches were evaluated. We have shown that Maori and Pacific Islanders have significantly lower hit rates than Caucasians when searched for 6/6 antigen matches, but there was no significant difference between the three ethnic groups in finding a 5/6 antigen matched donor. This study supports the policy of the New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry in recruiting New Zealand Maori and Pacific Islanders.  (+info)

Tissue donation after death in the accident and emergency department: an opportunity wasted? (2/1276)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the accident and emergency department (A&E) is a potential source of tissues for donation, from non-heart beating donors (NHBDs). METHODS: A telephone survey of 30 A&E departments was conducted to determine current tissue harvesting practices from NHBDs. The potential number of tissue donors in our own medium sized district general hospital A&E department was estimated. Senior nursing staff were asked to complete a questionnaire to establish their knowledge, attitudes, and experience of tissue harvesting from NHBDs. RESULTS: Only seven of the 30 A&E departments surveyed (23%) had an active involvement in requesting tissue donation after a sudden death. Several others had limited experience. The level of involvement was unrelated to department size. In our own A&E department, there were 110 deaths in 1995. Tissue donation had occurred on just three occasions. However, departmental staff attitudes towards reducing this shortfall were positive. CONCLUSIONS: The A&E department is a resource of tissues for donation, which is currently under used.  (+info)

Cloning, killing, and identity. (3/1276)

One potentially valuable use of cloning is to provide a source of tissues or organs for transplantation. The most important objection to this use of cloning is that a human clone would be the sort of entity that it would be seriously wrong to kill. I argue that entities of the sort that you and I essentially are do not begin to exist until around the seventh month of fetal gestation. Therefore to kill a clone prior to that would not be to kill someone like you or me but would be only to prevent one of us from existing. And even after one of us begins to exist, the objections to killing it remain comparatively weak until its psychological capacities reach a certain level of maturation. These claims support the permissibility of killing a clone during the early stages of its development in order to use its organs for transplantation.  (+info)

Indigenous peoples and the morality of the Human Genome Diversity Project. (4/1276)

In addition to the aim of mapping and sequencing one human's genome, the Human Genome Project also intends to characterise the genetic diversity of the world's peoples. The Human Genome Diversity Project raises political, economic and ethical issues. These intersect clearly when the genomes under study are those of indigenous peoples who are already subject to serious economic, legal and/or social disadvantage and discrimination. The fact that some individuals associated with the project have made dismissive comments about indigenous peoples has confused rather than illuminated the deeper issues involved, as well as causing much antagonism among indigenous peoples. There are more serious ethical issues raised by the project for all geneticists, including those who are sympathetic to the problems of indigenous peoples. With particular attention to the history and attitudes of Australian indigenous peoples, we argue that the Human Genome Diversity Project can only proceed if those who further its objectives simultaneously: respect the cultural beliefs of indigenous peoples; publicly support the efforts of indigenous peoples to achieve respect and equality; express respect by a rigorous understanding of the meaning of equitable negotiation of consent, and ensure that both immediate and long term economic benefits from the research flow back to the groups taking part.  (+info)

Non-heart-beating organ donors as a source of kidneys for transplantation: a chart review. (5/1276)

BACKGROUND: Organ transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage organ failure, but the supply of organs has not increased to meet demand. This study was undertaken to determine the potential for kidney donation from patients with irremediable brain injuries who do not meet the criteria for brain death and who experience cardiopulmonary arrest after withdrawal of ventilatory support (controlled non-heart-beating organ donors). METHODS: The charts of 209 patients who died during 1995 in the Emergency Department and the intensive care unit at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary were reviewed. The records of patients who met the criteria for controlled non-heart-beating organ donation were studied in detail. The main outcome measure was the time from discontinuation of ventilation until cardiopulmonary arrest. RESULTS: Seventeen potential controlled non-heart-beating organ donors were identified. Their mean age was 62 (standard deviation 19) years. Twelve of the patients (71%) had had a cerebrovascular accident, and more than half (10 [59%]) did not meet the criteria for brain death because one or more brain stem reflexes were present. At the time of withdrawal of ventilatory support, the mean serum creatinine level was 71 (29) mumol/L, mean urine output was 214 (178) mL/h, and 9 (53%) patients were receiving inotropic agents. The mean time from withdrawal of ventilatory support to cardiac arrest was 2.3 (5.0) hours; 13 of the 17 patients died within 1 hour, and all but one died within 6 hours. For the year for which charts were reviewed, 33 potential conventional donors (people whose hearts were beating) were identified, of whom 21 (64%) became donors. On the assumption that 40% of the potential controlled non-heart-beating donors would not in fact have been donors (25% because of family refusal and 15% because of nonviability of the organs), there might have been 10 additional donors, which would have increased the supply of cadaveric kidneys for transplantation by 48%. INTERPRETATION: A significant number of viable kidneys could be retrieved and transplanted if eligibility for kidney donation was extended to include controlled non-heart-beating organ donors.  (+info)

The ambiguity about death in Japan: an ethical implication for organ procurement. (6/1276)

In the latter half of the twentieth century, developed countries of the world have made tremendous strides in organ donation and transplantation. However, in this area of medicine, Japan has been slow to follow. Japanese ethics, deeply rooted in religion and tradition, have affected their outlook on life and death. Because the Japanese have only recently started to acknowledge the concept of brain death, transplantation of major organs has been hindered in that country. Currently, there is a dual definition of death in Japan, intended to satisfy both sides of the issue. This interesting paradox, which still stands to be fully resolved, illustrates the contentious conflict between medical ethics and medical progress in Japan.  (+info)

Supplying commercial biomedical companies from a human tissue bank in an NHS hospital--a view from personal experience. (7/1276)

NHS histopathology laboratories are well placed to develop banks of surgically removed surplus human tissues to meet the increasing demands of commercial biomedical companies. The ultimate aim could be national network of non-profit making NHS tissue banks conforming to national minimum ethical, legal, and quality standards which could be monitored by local research ethics committees. The Nuffield report on bioethics provides ethical and legal guidance but we believe that the patient should be fully informed and the consent given explicit. Setting up a tissue bank requires enthusiasm, hard work, and determination as well as coordination between professionals in the NHS trust and in the commercial sector. The rewards are exiting new collaborations with commercial biomedical companies which could help secure our future.  (+info)

Bioethics regulations in Turkey. (8/1276)

Although modern technical and scientific developments in medicine are followed closely in Turkey, it cannot be claimed that the same is true in the field of bioethics. Yet, more and more attention is now being paid to bioethics and ethics training in health sciences. In addition, there are also legal regulations in bioethics, some of which are not so new. The objective of these regulations is to provide technical and administrative control. Ethical concerns are rather few. What attracts our attention most in these regulations is the presence of the idea of "consent".  (+info)

*List of MeSH codes (N02)

... tissue and organ procurement MeSH N02.421.911.200 --- directed tissue donation MeSH N02.421.911.600 --- donor selection MeSH ... tissue banks MeSH N02.278.065.900.205 --- bone banks MeSH N02.278.065.900.400 --- eye banks MeSH N02.278.080 --- birthing ...

*National Disease Research Interchange

... including organ procurement organizations (OPO), tissue banks, eye banks, and hospitals. The TSS, are distributed throughout ... By serving as the liaison between procurement sources and the research community, NDRI is uniquely positioned to support ... NDRI is a 24/7 operation that partners with a nationwide network of over 130 tissue source sites (TSS), ... is the nation's leading source of human tissues, cells and organs for scientific research. A not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) ...

*Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes

nPOD partners with Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) and tissue banks to identify deceased organ donors who wish to donate ... By studying these tissues, investigators will achieve a more in-depth understanding of the long-term persistence of islet ... JDRF recognized this reality and took on the vision to create a biobank of human tissue for type 1 diabetes research, despite ... The Tissue Prioritization Committee evaluates all applications for scientific merit and originality. These criteria ensure the ...

*Organ procurement

... (previously called organ harvesting) is a surgical procedure that removes organs or tissues for reuse, ... Organ transplantation in China Organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China Operation Bid Rig "Tissue and Organ ... Organ procurement is tightly regulated by United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). In the United States, there are a total of ... The debates center around illegal, forced or compensated transplantation like organ theft or organ trade, fair organ ...

*Lifeline of Ohio

... of Health and Human Services Accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks and the Association of Organ Procurement ... Lifeline of Ohio is one of four organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the state of Ohio designated by the Centers for ... As a licensed tissue bank, Lifeline of Ohio's tissue recovery services are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA ... Lifeline of Ohio has both clinical and non-clinical staff who promote and coordinate organ and tissue donation. HRSA http:// ...

*Healthcare Systems Bureau

HRSA oversees the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients in ... In FY 2008, HRSA provided $23 million to promote the donation of organs and tissues and improve national procurement, ... HRSA oversees the nation's organ and tissue donation and transplantation systems, poison control and vaccine injury ... addition to promoting national awareness of the critical need for organ and tissue donation. HRSA also provides staff and ...

*LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

... organ and tissue. The Foundation works with blood centers, organ procurement organizations, marrow registries and community ...

*Sigrid Fry-Revere

The WRTC is the Organ Procurement Organization that determines the distribution of organs retrieved from patients who die in ... Since 2008 Fry-Revere has served as the medical ethicist on the Washington Regional Transplant Community Organ and Tissue ... organ shortage which claims the life of almost one American every hour and fuels exploitative organ trafficking by driving ... is still far from helping living donors enough to either be fair to living organ donors or ease the organ shortage. She argues ...

*Eye bank

When an organ/tissue donor dies, consent for donation is obtained either from a donor registry or from the donor's next of kin ... Recovery is currently the preferred term, although "harvesting" and "procurement" have been used in the past, they are ... Tissue Banks International Minnesota Lions Eye Bank New England Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank - Tissue Banks International New ... "Press Room". Michigan Organ Tissue and Donation Program. Gift of Life Michigan. Retrieved 2013-01-23. "Preferred Terminology". ...

*Foothills Medical Centre

... corneal and tissue transplants. HOPE Program (Human Organ Procurement and Exchange) University of Calgary Medical Clinic (UCMC ... 93 inpatient beds 21 short-stay beds Diagnostic imaging Southern Alberta Tissue Program Calgary Laboratory Services space for ...

*Dialysis Clinic, Inc

The Care of the Patient is Our Reason for Existence." Facilitating kidney and other organ and tissue donation was the logical ... 1] In 2016, it operated three organ procurement organizations: Tennessee Donor Services, New Mexico Donor Services, and Sierra ... next step in the vertical integration of DCI as the comprehensive care provider for those in need of organ and tissue ... Donor Services, in California, and one tissue bank: DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank. DCI Laboratory, founded in 1988 as a ...

*Intestine transplantation

... procurement can begin by utilizing the same standard techniques for all abdominal organ procurements. The team exposes the ... As the abdominal organs are cooled in situ, the surrounding tissue is dissected so that they may be quickly extracted. In the ... During procurement, organs that are being recovered are cooled and perfused with preservation solution. This slows organ ... Following matching of the organ, the complicated procurement of the small bowel can be performed by a team of abdominal ...

*Brain death

2012 State Comparisons "State and Federal Law on Organ Procurement". Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Unless the ... You can still be a tissue donor. Episode 9 of Wake Up 2, aired 21-10-2017 "腦死判定準則-全國法規資料庫入口網站". law.moj.gov.tw (in Chinese). ... When mechanical ventilation is used to support the body of a brain dead organ donor pending a transplant into an organ ... Elsewhere, consent from family members or next-of-kin may be required for organ donation. In New Zealand, Australia, the

*Kidney transplantation

The kidney was the easiest organ to transplant: Tissue typing was simple, the organ was relatively easy to remove and implant, ... ISBN 1-84816-497-1. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, 2007 Organización Nacional de Transplantes (ONT), 2007 "How ... "Facts and FAQs". Canada's National Organ and Tissue Information Site. Health Canada. 16 July 2002. Archived from the original ... The United Network for Organ Sharing, which oversees the organ transplants in the United States, allows transplant candidates ...

*Organ donation

The United Network for Organ Sharing and the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) regulate Organ Procurement ... Organ Donation New Zealand. Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. "Organ and tissue donation". Getting a license. NZ ... In many cases, organ-procurement representatives will request screening tests (such as blood typing) or organ-preserving drugs ... "Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network". U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Retrieved October 11, 2015. "Organ ...

*Steve Oelrich

... foundation is to promote organ and tissue donation. The yearly event is named after Oelrich's son, Nick, an organ and tissue ... Alachua County District Chairman Big Brothers/Big Sisters University of Florida Procurement Organization's Advisory Board ... National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), Board of Directors The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) , Board of Directors NSA ...

*Selfish brain theory

... since these loops send signals for energy procurement to their control organ. If these signals are not processed correctly, e.g ... This system ensures that the glucose is transported to the brain, and that uptake by the musculature and the adipose tissue is ... Energy procurement by the brain is complicated by three factors. Firstly, the brain always requests energy whenever it is ... In such a situation the adipose tissue and musculature can no longer accept any energy, and the energy then accumulates in the ...

*National Organ Transplant Act of 1984

The 1988 Amendment of NOTA introduced the Organ Procurement Organizations and Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network ... and lease the human organs and tissues. Due to a shortage in organs but a growing demand for transplantations, people began to ... Title II established the Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO) for deceased organ transplants. These OPO's are designed to ... 101 "Organ Procurement Organizations." http://organdonor.gov. US Department of Human Health and Services. "Organ Procurement ...

*United Network for Organ Sharing

... (2012, December 13). Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Bylaws. United Network for ... for matching of donated hands and face tissue to ensure correct tissue type and compatibility for skin color, size, gender and ... Institutional members: Regional organ procurement organizations (such as Gift of Hope), hospitals that perform transplantation ... Monitoring every organ match to ensure organ allocation policies are followed. Providing assistance to patients, family members ...

*Cell damage

When a cell cannot be regenerated the body will replace it with stromal connective tissue to maintain tissue/organ function. ... 2008). "'Metabolic Management - Organ Procurement and Preservation For Transplantation". Landes Bioscience Springer, New York. ... The body can make more cells to replace the damaged cells keeping the organ or tissue intact and fully functional. ... When it affects many cells in an organ, it causes some pallor, increased turgor, and increase in weight of the organ. On ...

*Transplant coordinator

Transplant Procurement Management (TPM) is an international educational programme in organ and transplant coordination that ... Qualification According to the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Rules, 2014, the transplant coordinator shall be an ... Deceased organ donation and transplantation involves close networking of medical, paramedical and non-medical personnel. ... Their role in counseling the families for organ donation is instrumental in making the programme successful. They also help in ...

*Paul Terasaki

In 1964, Terasaki developed the microcytotoxicity test, a tissue-typing test for organ transplant donors and recipients that ... 1977). International Symposium on Kidney Procurement, Preservation, and Sharing for Clinical Transplantation, University of ... Tissue Antigens 1971; 2: 57-67. Terasaki PI, Cecka JM, Gjertson DW, Takemoto S. High survival rates of kidney transplants from ... Los Angeles: UCLA Tissue Typing Laboratory; 1990. Patel R, Terasaki PI. Significance of the positive crossmatch test in kidney ...

*Stuart J. Youngner

... ethics of organ transplantation and procurement, clinical ethics consultation, and end-of-life decision making. He has served ... Transplanting Human Tissue: Ethics, Policy and Practice, Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0-19-516284-4 Review, by Mark ... ISBN 978-0-88048-756-6 Review, by Terry Rabinowitz, Psychosomatics 40:3, May-June 1999 full text Organ Transplantation: ...

*LI-RADS

In the U.S., these Milan criteria are currently used by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) committee to ... has reduced the need for tissue biopsy confirmation of cancer in patients with chronic liver disease. The LI-RADS system has ... while also replacing the disease native liver with a better functioning transplant organ. Liver transplantation has significant ... for treatment of HCC are evaluated and re-evaluated periodically by repeated imaging tests as they wait for donor organ ...

*Brainstem death

... acceptable for legal purposes in the UK in the context of organ procurement for transplantation) by the specified testing of ... s. 2 Human Tissue Transplant Act 2000. s. 19(1) Controversies in the determination of death. A White Paper by the President's ... There is published evidence strongly suggestive of the persistence of brainstem blood pressure control in organ donors. A small ... Hemodynamic responses in brain dead organ donor patients. Anesthesia and Analgesia 1985;64:125-8 Pennefather SH, Dark JH, ...

*Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013

"The safeguard provided by the role of the family" (PDF). Proposals for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation: A Welsh ... and to recommend what action needed to be taken to increase organ donation and procurement. The ODTF's first report, 'Organs ... "The case for change" (PDF). Proposals for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation: A Welsh Government White Paper. Welsh ... "Consultation Document" (PDF). Proposals for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation: A Welsh Government White Paper. Welsh ...
Failure of health care professionals to identify potential donors is considered an important contributing factor to the shortage of deceased organs,11 15 and accounted for 14% of our potential organ donor loss. Education directed at doctors and nurses to increase their awareness of possible organ donors is crucial to the success of an organ donation programme. Identification of a possible deceased organ donor should be inherently linked to the act of referral to a key donation person/team for activation of the deceased donation process.11 Similar to other hospitals in Hong Kong, all possible brain-dead donors at our centre, regardless of apparent medical contra-indications, are referred to our ODC as soon as they are identified. Referral usually occurs early when the clinical condition reveals death to be imminent or that further treatment will be futile. The possible deceased organ donors can then be assessed and managed by the ODC immediately as all the ODCs in our territory have a centralised ...
In the U.S., UK and in many other countries, the gap between the demand and the supply of human organs for transplantation is on the rise, despite the efforts of governments and health agencies to promote donor registration. In some countries of continental Europe, however, cadaveric organ procurement is based on the principle of presumed consent. Under presumed consent legislation, a deceased individual is classified as a potential donor in absence of explicit opposition to donation before death. Abadie and Gaye analyzed the impact of presumed consent laws on donation rates. For this purpose, they construct a dataset on organ donation rates and potential factors affecting organ donation for 22 countries over a 10-year period. They find that while differences in other determinants of organ donation explain much of the variation in donation rates, after controlling for those determinants presumed consent legislation has a positive and sizeable effect on organ donation rates ...
Most South Africans die without their organs being harvested for transplantation. In a country where motor vehicle accidents or violent crime are often the cause of death, presumably leaving most of the organs fit for transplantation, it is astounding that the offer of organs doesnt meet the demand. The aim of this dissertation is to find a practical solution for the current shortage of transplantable human organs in South Africa. This is achieved by critically discussing current South African legislation regulating organ transplantation, considering alternative organ procurement methods, as well as the impact that bioethics and the Constitution might have on the success of an organ procurement system. This dissertation is concluded with the realisation that although the current organ procurement method needs to be changed to required request, relieving the organ shortage will only be achieved by combining several proposed legislative changes, including, but not limited to, creating a national ...
The Human Tissue Act 2004 (the HT Act) makes it an offence to give or receive a reward for the supply or offer of human material for transplantation.. It is unlawful for donors to be paid or rewarded for donating an organ or part organ. Reward, in the context of the HT Act, is a financial or material advantage which induces a person to become a living donor. In practice, reward means any money, gift or other benefit with a financial value, which influences the decision to donate an organ.. The Human Tissue Authoritys (HTA) role in living organ donation is to ensure that there has been no reward sought or offered for a living organ donation and to provide an independent check to help protect the interests of living organ donors.. This is achieved through an independent assessment interview process with both the donor and recipient (separately and together). We ensure that each individual donor has an opportunity to speak freely to someone not connected with the transplant centre in order to ...
March 13, 2014: American Muslims who interpret negative events in life as punishment from God are less likely to believe that donating organs after death is ethical than those with a more positive outlook, according to a survey conducted by researchers from the University of Chicagos Program on Medicine and Religion.
Demir, T.; Selimen, D.; Yildirim, M.; Kucuk, H.F., 2011: Knowledge and attitudes toward organ/tissue donation and transplantation among health care professionals working in organ transplantation or dialysis units
New Zealands organ donation rate remains among the lowest in the world, with just 38 deceased donors last year - the same as the previous year and unchange
When an individual does not have a living donor but is an acceptable transplant candidate, he/she will be placed on a waiting list. In 1984, Congress passed the National Organ Transplant Act. This act prohibited the sale of human organs and mandated a national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) to oversee organ recovery and placement and equitable organ distribution policies. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is an independent, non-profit organization. It was awarded the national OPTN contract in 1986. It is the only organization ever to operate the OPTN.. Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO) are non-profit agencies operating in designated service areas covering whole states or just parts of a state. OPOs are responsible for: approaching families about the option of donation, evaluating suitability of potential donors, coordinating the recovery and transportation of donated organs and educating the public about the need for organ donation.. Most deceased donor ...
This looks like a great opportunity to make your views known about how to increase the rate of organ donation in Ontario. Why not make a point of attending these public meetings when the panel comes to your community? I know that Im looking forward to giving my views, especially given the fact that someone dies every three days in the province while on the waiting list for a transplant. There are currently 1770 people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in Ontario. Merv. ...
The number of persons on the national solid organ waiting list continues to increase while the number of donated organs has failed to keep pace. In some portions of northeastern Ohio the donation rate is as low as 32%. There is a positive association between discussing organ donation with a primary care physician and signing a donor card. However, such discussions are rare. The investigators propose a blinded randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of two interventions: 1) showing a donation video to patients in primary care settings waiting to see their physician and 2) cueing of primary care providers to have donation discussions with their patients. The study will be conducted throughout Cuyahoga County in at least 10 ambulatory clinics associated with a single county medical system. Nine hundred patients over 15.5 years of age will be enrolled. The investigators hypothesize that patients exposed to the interventions will be 1) more likely to consent to donate organs, 2) ...
About 6,000 living donations take place each year, most of which happen between family members or close friends. Learn more about living organ donation.
NHS Choices - Blood & Organ Donation. Blood donation. Organ donation. Introduction and information on organ donation and how it works.. NHS Blood and Transplant Donor Line. Organ Donor Line: 0300 123 23 23. organdonation.nhs.uk. By donating your organs after you die, you will help save and transform the lives of desperately ill people. Each donor is precious as fewer than 5,000 people each year in the UK die in circumstances where they can become a donor. So if you want to make a real difference join the NHS Organ Donor Register and talk about your donation decision with family and friends. Letting them know what youve decided now makes it much easier for them to support your decision to be a donor.. NHS Cord Blood Bank. nhsbt.nhs.uk. We are a public cord blood bank, are part of the NHS and it is free for you to donate your cord blood to us. By donating your cord blood to us after the birth of your baby, you are making a voluntary donation that could help any patient who is in need of an ...
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1 Introduction. The aim of this article is to determine the influence that the Constitution has on the law pertaining to organ transplants, with specific reference to organ procurement methods.1 Whenever the demand for a particular resource is higher than the offer, there is a risk of a black market forming to compensate for the shortage.2 This is indeed the case when it comes to transplantable human organs. The organ shortage is by no means a new problem. Academics have been looking for a solution to this global problem since 1980.3 In the light of this, the authors find it intriguing that this problem still exists around the world and more specifically, in South Africa. According to the Organ Donor Foundation,4 the number of solid organ transplants has declined yearly from 376 in 2009 to 319 in 2012.5 Furthermore, the number of South Africans awaiting an organ transplant increased from 3 500 in 20096 to 4 300 in 2013.7 It has also been claimed that there are as many as 15 000 people in need of ...
Discussion. Over the last 11 years organ donation rates have increased in Irish PICUs. The reason for this is multifactorial. Allocation of resources to the ODTI have improved, specific education sessions on organ donation for staff now occur, consultant staffing in PICUs has improved and awareness of organ donation among consultants has increased and finally there is an increased awareness among the public of the need for organ donation and transplantation as a result of advocacy groups and the support of the media. Several organizations in Ireland have been active in the area of public awareness, especially the Irish Kidney Association. There is some evidence that discussion in the media may influence parental decisions to donate7.. In the 11-year period examined, 36 infants and children ranging in age from one day of life to 15 years of age donated organs and/or tissue heart valves for transplantation. This represents a donation rate of 2.9 per million population of children. In the US ...
We reiterate that organ transplant is not part of Philippine Medical Tourism and that organ donation is being promoted only among well-informed, free-willing and altruistic donors without any monetary reward or improper or unethical inducements," Duque reiterated.. "You Have the Power to Save Lives - Sign Your Donor Card & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision". Register to be a donor in Ontario or Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network. In the United States, be sure to find out how to register in your state at ShareYourLife.org or Download Donor Cards from OrganDonor.Gov. Your generosity can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance another 50 through tissue donation. ...
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. Knowledge on various aspects of organ donation was assessed, and students self-evaluated competence and confidence about counselling for organ donation was evaluated. Factors influencing attitudes and actions were determined. RESULTS. The response rate was 94% (655/694). A majority (85%) had a positive attitude, but only a small proportion (23%) had signed the organ donation card. Inconvenience and lack of knowledge about organ donor registration, and concerns about premature termination of medical treatment accounted for such discrepancies. Socio-cultural factors such as the traditional Chinese belief in preservation of an intact body after death, unease discussing death-related issues, and family objections to organ donation were significantly associated with a negative attitude. Knowledge and action increased with medical education yet only a small proportion of medical students felt competent and confident in counselling patients on organ donation ...
This quasi-experimental study used difference-in-differences regression analyses to examine the effect of a variety of state policies on organ donation and tran
What constitutes a reasonable compensation for non-commercial oocyte donors: an analogy with living organ donation and medical research participation ...
What kind of factors do families need to consider when contemplating consenting to donation on behalf of a loved one?. While the majority of Australians are supportive of organ and tissue donation, many do not realise that the opportunity to donate organs is actually quite rare, with around one per cent of people dying in hospital under the specific circumstances where organ donation is possible. Tissue and eye donation, however, can occur under most circumstances.. In Australia, the family will always be asked to confirm the donation decision of the deceased before donation for transplantation can proceed. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage people to discuss their donation decision with their loved ones now, to ensure they are aware of what you would or would not like to donate at the time of your death.. What are the pros and cons of becoming an organ donor?. Donation does not occur quickly - there are important tests that need to be done to ensure that the best possible outcomes ...
The UK Organ Failure and Transplant Network (OFTN) is a relationship-based program developed to provide definitive care for patients with advanced organ failure. We encourage physicians throughout Kentucky and surrounding states to refer patients with advanced kidney, heart, lung, liver and pancreatic disease for care when local options have been exhausted.
Dear Reader,. What an admirable friend you are to consider helping in this way. Not nearly enough organs are donated. Every day in the United States, 22 people on organ donation waiting lists die waiting for a way to prolong their lives. There are two ways to be an organ donor. More commonly, organs come from people who have expressed a wish to donate their organs after their death. These deceased donors notify their family and friends of their decision and register as an organ donor so that after they die, their organs can prolong the life of others. Kidneys can be donated, but hearts and heart valves, livers, lungs, pancreas, intestines, corneas, skin, hands, face, veins, cartilage, connective tissue, and bone marrow can all be donated as well. While the majority of organ and tissue donations come from deceased donors, living donations are also an alternative for some transplant needs. Keep reading for more details on how to become a living organ donor and whats involved in the living organ ...
Mid-America Transplant coordinates the procurement of vital organs, tissues and eyes in hospitals throughout eastern and southern Missouri, southern Illinois, and northeast Arkansas.
I had every setback I possibly could," said Lyons of her failed first transplant. "Finally, on June 30, 2014, I had a second transplant, but after that I had a blood clot and an incision hernia and needed emergency surgery. My daughters were in the room when the blood started to seep through my gown and my husband had to get them out before they saw what was happening.". She added that she still has hernias, but the doctors dont want to touch her since shes stable.. "I got down to 90-pounds and had a feeding tube," she said. "I had to heal from the inside out; it took about six-months.". Lyons said it took until this Easter for her to actually feel "normal," although she gets tired easily.. Even with all her complications, Lyons considers herself lucky. She was able to be matched to a donated liver with the right blood-type and size. Thats where OPOs (Organ Procurement Organization) enters the picture.. By Federal law, nonprofit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) are the only ...
Organ procurement is the first step toward effective liver preservation and comprises a thorough washout of blood components from the microvasculature. To study the efficacy of optimal blood washout of the liver, three groups were compared including low-pressure perfusion with UW-CSS (12 mmHg, group A), which is the routine method in clinical practice, high-pressure perfusion with UW-CSS (100 mmHg, group B) and low-pressure perfusion with modified UW solution (12 mmHg, group C). After procurement all livers were preserved in original UW-CSS for 0, 24 or 48 h, followed by reperfusion in oxygenated Williams Medium E for 24 h at 37 degrees C. Histology results of livers procured in group A, showed good hepatocyte viability but also remaining erythrocytes. However, injury parameters were high and ATP concentrations were low. No functional differences were found. Group B, high pressure, and group C, modified UW-CSS, both showed better results. High-pressure washout is preferable since the warm ischemia time
CULTURAL change in the hospital system is the key to lifting Australias sub-optimal organ donation rates and not implementing an "opt-out" consent regime, according to transplant experts.. They say improving the way doctors interact with families in tragic circumstances would be more beneficial than a consent model that would have required Australians to opt out of organ donation. Proposals for an opt-out model have now been abandoned.. Australias Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) was created in January 2009 to lift access to organ transplantation in Australia. However, Australia still had a "major problem in providing organ transplantation to its citizens", according to an editorial in the latest MJA. (1) "We must have an effective and sustained improvement in organ donation rates to bring Australia in line with countries in North America and Europe that are able to provide transplantation to two to three times as many patients as we do", wrote Associate Professor Simone Strasser, a ...
John Green, Director of Community Relations, will share his experience and reflections on attending the recent 2009 Organ Donation Conference in Berlin, Germany. Topics will include an overview of donation and transplantation around the world, what are some of the major successes and challenges being faced by organ procurement organizations and countries as they work to increase donor designations, transplant tourism, results of studies conducted that influence an individuals decision.. ...
New York, NY (October 30, 2002) - The National Kidney Foundations National Donor Family Council (NDFC) celebrates its tenth anniversary as the home for donor families this fall. Created in 1992 to support and empower donor families, the Council has made donor families a vital part of the organ donation and transplantation team. With more than 10,000 members, its the largest organized group of donor families in the world, says Ellen Kulik, chair of the NDFC.
Most families want to honour their loved ones known donation wishes. A one-in-three veto rate suggests families are encountering barriers to organ donation in the hospital.
Video created by University of Cape Town for the course Organ Donation: From Death to Life . Congratulations! Youve reached the final week of the course Organ Donation: From Death to Life. Many factors influence organ donation rates across the ...
Neurosurgery Quarterly 2009; 19:207-11.. 27. First prospective study on brain stem death and attitudes toward organ donation in India. Seth AK, Nambiar P, Joshi A, Ramprasad R, Choubey R, Puri P, Murthy M, Naidu S, Saha A, Bhatoe H ...
UCSF study finds transplant wait-list deaths are not just due to organ availability Most liver transplant candidates who died or were removed from the transplant list actually received one or more liver donation offers, according to a recent UCSF study.. "What we found challenges the simplistic view that transplant dynamics are driven simply by organ availability," said lead author, Jennifer Lai, MD, assistant clinical professor in the UCSF Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. "Efforts to reduce wait-list mortality must target all aspects of mismatch between supply and demand.". The research team analyzed data from 33,389 candidates listed in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) registry during the time frame of Feb. 1, 2005 to Jan. 31, 2010. Out of the candidates who had died or been delisted, 84 percent received one or more liver offers prior to death/delisting, indicating that they had an opportunity to undergo ...
Authors: William Isdale & Julian Savulescu An edited version of this post was published by The Conversation Last week the Federal Government announced that there would be a review of Australias tissue and organ transplantation systems. The impetus for the review appears to be continually disappointing donation rates,
I have to say that the decision didnt come as too much of a surprise to me as I had been getting the vibes for some time that the taskforce was unlikely to come out in favour of legislative change. I dont believe its a huge blow however and I think that much more important steps are being taken to improve donation and transplant rates thanks to the governments acceptance in full of the task forces recommendations that came out in January. Thess aim to increase organ donation rates by 50% over the next 5 years and is based on the success of the Spanish system of organ donation. Contrary to what the media may be saying, Spain has the highest donor rates in the world because of its system not because of its presumed consent laws (and this is backed up by the man who set up their system ...
In 2006, a new law created the Donate Life Registry: a registry that records a persons own legal consent to organ, tissue and eye donation upon his or her death. If you are signed up in this new registry, your family will be informed of your decision and given information about the donation process, but their consent is not required to proceed with donation.. Do I have to tell my family about my decision to donate?. It is strongly encouraged that you inform your family of your decision to donate. This may help when we tell your family of your decision.. How does the donation process begin?. Hospitals are required to alert their federally designated organ procurement organization of all deaths. If you die outside of the hospital, your wish to donate may still be honored only if your family immediately notifies the coroner or funeral home.. If I join the Donate Life Registry, will medical care be compromised?. No. Donation is only an option after all efforts to save the patient have failed and ...
STA maintains an agreement to act as the organ recovery agency with hospitals in our respective areas. There are 11 transplant centers and more than 200 hospitals that we work with in our service area.. When a potential donor is identified by one of these hospitals, the local recovery agency is notified. A Transplant Coordinator, in conjunction with a Family Care Coordinator, immediately begins facilitating the donation process and assesses the statewide registry to establish if the potential donor has signed up to be an organ/tissue donor. If the potential donor is on the registry, the family is notified and the donation process proceeds. If the potential donor has not signed up on the registry, the Family Care Coordinator supports the donor family and consults them regarding possible donation.. The recovery agency then evaluates the medical suitability of the donor, manages the medical care of the donor until transplantation can take place, and taps into a national database to identify ...
STA maintains an agreement to act as the organ recovery agency with hospitals in our respective areas. There are 11 transplant centers and more than 200 hospitals that we work with in our service area.. When a potential donor is identified by one of these hospitals, the local recovery agency is notified. A Transplant Coordinator, in conjunction with a Family Care Coordinator, immediately begins facilitating the donation process and assesses the statewide registry to establish if the potential donor has signed up to be an organ/tissue donor. If the potential donor is on the registry, the family is notified and the donation process proceeds. If the potential donor has not signed up on the registry, the Family Care Coordinator supports the donor family and consults them regarding possible donation.. The recovery agency then evaluates the medical suitability of the donor, manages the medical care of the donor until transplantation can take place, and taps into a national database to identify ...
Background. Studies and statistics worldwide have shown that the demand for organs is greater than the supply. Evaluates how the intensive care nurses interaction with relatives can affect the statistics on organ donation. Aim. To explore and identify factors potentially affecting relativesdecision regarding organ donation in interaction with the intensive care nurses.Method. A systematic review of qualitative research using meta-ethnography. It included research from 2005-2015. Ten research articles were included and synthesised. Results.Four main factors were identified as affecting organ donation decision-making: Comprehension of Brain Death, Decedents Wishes, Organisational Factors and Perceptions and Attitudes. A major contributing factor appeared to be intensive care nurses lack of education, continuous training and exposure to donor patients. Conclusion. The meta-synthesis gave a clear picture of the main factors affecting relatives decision. In addition, the educational needs of ...
Spanish investigators led by Drs. Eduardo Barge-Caballero and Marisa Crespo-Leiro from the Hospital Universitario A Coruña conducted a multi-institutional retrospective study of 704 patients with critical heart failure, who underwent urgent, high-priority heart transplantation in 15 Spanish hospitals from January, 2000 to December, 2009. One hundred and seven patients had been supported with short-term VADs before transplantation, while the remaining 597 had been bridged with conventional therapy, that included intravenous inotropes, invasive mechanical ventilation and / or intraaortic balloon pump. Implanted VADs were paracorporeal pulsatile-flow devices in 58 cases and extracorporeal continuous-flow ones in 47. Interestingly, mean waiting list time was extremely short, around 5 days, a characteristic fact of the well-organized Spanish high-emergency organ procurement and allocation system ...
My talk was about how kidney exchange has made a lot of progress, and become a standard part of transplantation, but that theres still room for it to grow and help more patients get transplants. In that regard I focused on two recent initiatives, starting a non-directed donor chain with a deceased donor kidney, and global kidney exchange to bring developing world patient-donor pairs into American kidney exchange to the mutual benefit of both kinds of pairs ...
The Alliance is the recognized trusted partner and convener within the organ donation and transplantation community, dedicated to providing engaged learning, innovation, collaboration and leadership for the advancement of organ donation and transplantation.. The Alliance is not a membership organization, but rather maintains a national Board of individuals who bring the best ideas from many diverse organizations. These organizations, and others in the community, work together with the Alliance to provide engaged learning in order to identify innovative practices to support the entire organ donation and transplantation community. Above all, the Alliance works in partnership with other key stakeholders to save and heal lives through organ donation and transplantation.. ...
San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2017 -- Donor Network West, the organ procurement organization that heals lives through organ and tissue donation in northern
The present study provides an in-depth examination of the messages used by organ procurement coordinators (OPCs) in shaping familial requests for organ donation. OPCs (N = 102), recruited from a national sample of 16 organ ...
When grieving families are faced with a decision about organ donation, they turn to specialist nurse Jeanette Lacey for guidance, writes ROSEMARIE MILSOM.
For the past thirty years China has been practicing the procurement of organs from executed prisoners for the purpose of organ transplantation [1]. My own personal involvement with the Chinese organ transplantation system started back in 2005, when a Status 1 candidate for heart transplantation notified me that his medical insurance company had instructed him to travel to China in two weeks time, as he was scheduled to undergo heart transplantation. I later learned that the patient did, indeed, travel to China where the operation took place on the exact date that had been promised [2].. Enacted in 1984, the Temporary Rules Concerning the Utilization of Corpses or Organs from the Corpses of Executed Criminals authorizes the procurement of organs following a criminals execution if no one claims the body, the prisoner volunteers to have his corpse so used, or if the family consents to such actions [3]. These regulations have allowed the emergence of a flourishing organ transplantation industry in ...
She added: "Ive always been of the opinion that if you or someone in your family would be prepared to accept an organ - then you should be prepared to be a donor too.". Lothian already has one of the highest numbers of people on the register in Scotland, but NHS Lothian wants to increase the number from 42 per cent to at least 50 per cent of the population.. A dedicated website, information pack and real-life short films have been created, allowing organisations to get involved.. The campaign launch follows the 50th anniversary of the UKs first live donor kidney transplant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1960.. People can also register by texting "fifty" on their mobile phone to number 61611.. The app includes general information, quick facts, and a direct link to the national organ and tissue donors registers either via web browser or text.. For more information on organ donation and transplantation in Lothian visit www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/signuptosavealife. The app is available to ...
Each year, across the country, thousands of men, women and children receive a renewed opportunity for life and good health because someone made the decision to donate. We honor, celebrate and recognize donor families and their loved ones for their enormous faith, generosity and courage during our annual Donor Family Tribute ceremonies. Donor Family Tributes are held each October. Currently, we hold three regional celebrations to accommodate our service area. Donor families from the previous year will receive an invitation to attend.
History was made Monday, June 17, 2013, as the Senate passed a bill to end the ban on research into organ donations between HIV-positive individuals. The bill was passed to establish safeguards during research on organ donations between individuals with the ill-fated condition. The passing of this bill has been almost a year-long fought battle in Washington, D.C.. Senator Barbara Levy Boxer, a California Senator from the Democratic Party, along with Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Senator from the Republican Party, wrote and submitted the HOPE Act (HIV Organ Policy Equity Act) on February 14, 2013. The goal of the act is to entrust HIV-positive individuals the ability to freely donate their organs to other HIV-positive patients who need them. Before Monday, this medical procedure was prohibited by federal law. The ban was part of the Organ Transplants Amendment Act of 1988.. The success of the bill is dependent on future research. If research shows that there are no risks for this kind of ...
Three Case Reports Of Organ Procurement From Brain-Dead Donors In Japan: Problems With Graft Shipping In Organ Procurement System:Problems With Graft Shipping In Organ Procurement System (2003 ...
The Minister for Rural Health, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, announced the public release of the Final Report of the Review of organ and tissue donation and transplantation on 2 February 2016. The Reviews Final Report, conducted by Ernst and Young, examines the effectiveness of the implementation of the national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation and transplantation ...
Twenty years ago, TTCCA was established by two pioneers of Turkish transplant surgery: Professors Tuncer Karpuzoglu and Ulug Eldegez. These men were the ones who approached the young transplant surgeons, physicians, immunologists, and nurses to welcome them, encourage them, guide them and point them in the right direction. TTCCA has had bi-annual national meetings since its inception. These meetings have brought almost all transplantation centers in Turkey together under the TTCCA and initiated a nationwide deceased organ distribution system for kidney, liver, and heart transplantations. This effort was sponsored by a grant provided by Novartis. This was the first attempt in Turkey to institute the equal, fair sharing of organs procurred from deceased organ donors. After almost 10 years of serving in this capacity, TTCCA partnered with the Ministry of Health of Turkey (MoH) to achieve the current organ allocation system. During the development of the new organization under the auspices of the ...
Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg announced a new campaign for users to publish their organ donor status, an initiative expected to increase organ donations to the registries overseen by the Health and Human Services Department.
As national organ donation week drew to a close last Sunday, Graihagh Jackson met with Alison Galloway-Turner, specialist organ donation nurse at Addenbrookes hospital to find out why we have such a shortage of donors...Alison - Half a million people die in the UK every year but only one per cent of them die in a way thats suitable for them to become organ donors.
The main focus of the new system has been to ensure fairness for patients awaiting transplantation, an important and noble goal. Unfortunately, the inefficiency of the current allocation system in allocation of the hard to place kidneys adds extended cold ischemic time, which often becomes the final strike against them, resulting in unnecessary kidney wastage.. We have an excellent model that can serve as a starting point for a new paradigm in allocation in the United States. EuroTransplant has developed an efficient system for minimizing kidney wastage that includes the Recipient Oriented Extended Allocation system and the EuroTransplant Senior Program. The first system converts the allocation process from patient centered to program centered after a finite number of offers are declined, resulting in placement of kidneys that would otherwise likely be discarded. This is activated when a kidney is declined by five separate transplant programs for medical reasons. In addition, this system can be ...
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Russ Roberts: Now lets move to your proposal. You have suggested in this article that the Federal government incentivize kidney donors with a tax credit. So, explain how that might work. Sally Satel: A tax credit would just be one option. And Ill locate it in a larger context, and then Ill tell you what our plan was. But, the general idea--and, I think people have been talking about this since--I once found a paper from 1968. The first kidney transplant was in 1953. And soon, within a decade, people already realized that there was going to be a shortage, even though we officially didnt set up The List until 1984 in this country. But the idea is--well, think about, I guess, first, what you dont want to happen. You dont want someone to rush into this kind of thing and then regret it. Now, maybe you are going to say, Well, that happens all the time in human transactions. And thats probably true. But in this case, if you were to design an ideal system--this is a transaction, kind of unlike ...
/CNW Telbec/ - Héma-Québec plans to make the most of National Organ and Tissue Donor Week to remind the public about the importance of consenting to donate...
The allocation system of donor organs for transplantation may affect their scarcity. In 2008, Israels Parliament passed the Organ Transplantation Law, which grants priority on waiting lists for transplants to candidates who are first-degree relatives of deceased organ donors or who previously registered as organ donors themselves. Several public campaigns have advertised the existence of the law since November 2010. We evaluated the effect of the law using all deceased donation requests made in Israel during the period 1998-2015. We use logistic regression to compare the authorization rates of the donors next of kin in the periods before (1998-2010) and after (2011-2015) the public was made aware of the law. The authorization rate for donation in the period after awareness was substantially higher (55.1% vs. 45.0%, odds ratio [OR] 1.43, p = 0.0003) and reached an all-time high rate of 60.2% in 2015. This increase was mainly due to an increase in the authorization rate of next of kin of ...
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The NeoGraft Hair Transplant Machine is a robotic device designed for harvesting follicular units via Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE hair transplant surgery. While hair restoration results ultimately depends on the skill and experience of the operating surgeon and his/her staff, learn what advantages and disadvantages accompany the NeoGraft by reading this article.
American Heart Association spokesperson Mariell Jessup, MD, who is a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Heart and Vascular Center hailed the advisory panels action and said that if the FDA follows the recommendations of the advisory committee it would provide "ventricular assist devices manufactured to fit the smallest of children with end-stage heart failure-allowing their physicians to sustain their fragile lives while donor hearts can be found. This is a strategy that has been available for years for adult and larger children, and now can be offered for a wider group of young patients ...
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18-4-401. Definitions.. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:. (1) "Cooperative purchasing" means procurement conducted by or on behalf of more than one public procurement unit.. (2) "Local public procurement unit" means a county, city, town, or other subdivision of the state or a public agency of any such subdivision; public authority; educational, health, or other institution; to the extent provided by law, any other entity that expends public funds for the procurement of supplies and services; and any nonprofit corporation operating a charitable hospital.. (3) "Public procurement unit" means a local or state public procurement unit of this or any other state, including an agency of the United States, or a tribal procurement unit.. (4) "State public procurement unit" means a state department, agency, or official that expends public funds for the procurement of supplies and services.. (5) "Tribal procurement unit" means a tribal government, tribal entity, or official of a ...
Inspired by their 2007 memoir, The Power of Two offers an intimate portrayal of the bond between half-Japanese twin sisters Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, their battle with the fatal genetic disease cystic fibrosis and miraculous survival through double lung transplants. Defying all odds, Ana and Isa have emerged as authors, athletes and global advocates for organ donation, and their connection to the CF and transplant communities provides rare insight into the struggles-and overlooked joys-of chronic illness. The twins receiving new lungs would have been unlikely in their mothers native Japan, where organ donation rates are strikingly low. At the crux of a rising movement to change laws and stigmas, Ana and Isa embark on a tour of Japan to inspire change in the hearts and minds of a culture resistant to transplantation. Featuring archival footage and probing expert interviews, this poignant directorial debut of Academy Award-nominated producer Marc Smolowitz presents a ...
The Senate in June passed a bill that would reverse a decades-old ban and allow research on organ donations from HIV-positive individuals. The bill (S 330) could pave the way for organs from HIV-positive donors to be transplanted into patients who are also HIV-positive and ultimately free up organs for other individuals. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act in February. A related House bill (HR 698) awaits committee action.
The only legal method for shortening the wait for an organ transplant in the U.S. is to find a living donor, who must be a viable match. The United Network for Organ Sharing, which manages the federal system of organ donation, has started to administer a national network of paired donations. A living donor and recipient pair, often friends or relatives who are not a viable match, can then be paired with another incompatible donor and recipient pair. The first pairs donor can give an organ to the second pairs recipient, and vice versa. 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. In 2008, there were 27,963 organ transplants made in the U.S., with the majority of them coming from deceased donors. About 77 people in the U.S. receive an organ transplant each day. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, all people can consider themselves potential tissue ...
History was made twice in Rajasthan in February 2015. On 6 February, the first organ donation and abdominal organ recovery was performed at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Jaipur, resulting in the first deceased donor kidney transplant in Rajasthan and sharing of the liver with the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi via a green corridor for urgent transplant of a 6 year old ...
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The House of Representatives passed legislation this week by a 275-147 vote that would remove the governments authority to regulate organ-transplant policy. Sponsored by Rep. Michael Bilirakis (R., Fla.), the bill gives that authority to transplant centers and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS is a private, not-for-profit, membership corporation that maintains the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network as well as the US Scientific Registry on Organ Transplantation under contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The bill was a response to a new regulation the HHS created to try and disperse organs equally across the country. The current distribution system offers organs to patients within the originating region before being offered nationally. Opponents say that method is unfair because the most critically ill patient will not necessarily receive the transplant. As of April 2, 2000, the UNOS national patient waiting list showed ...
Health,Many opportunities for organ donation are being missed in Australian h...Dr Helen Opdam and Dr William Silvester Intensive Care Specialist...According to Dr Opdam medical consultant to the Victorian Organ D...This compares with rates of 35 per million in Spain 24 per millio...
Bone marrow failure syndromes (BMFS) are a group of disorders with complex pathophysiology characterized by a common phenotype of peripheral cytopenia and/or hypoplastic bone marrow. Understanding genetic factors contributing to the pathophysiology of BMFS has enabled the identification of causative genes and development of diagnostic tests. To date more than 40 mutations in genes involved in maintenance of genomic stability, DNA repair, ribosome and telomere biology have been identified. In addition, pathophysiological studies have provided insights into several biological pathways leading to the characterization of genotype/phenotype correlations as well as the development of diagnostic approaches and management strategies. Recent developments in bone marrow transplant techniques and the choice of conditioning regimens have helped improve transplant outcomes. However, current morbidity and mortality remain unacceptable underlining the need for further research in this area. Studies in mice ...
The newly introduced French law could change plight for many people who wait for a long time for organ donors and many people even die while waiting for organ transplant. In most of the cases, relatives of an individual decide if the organs should be donated, unless that person has indicated his choice regarding organ donation. The decision has been taken as the organ waiting list has been long for majority of ailments. Additionally, organ shortage led to death of many people while waiting for a donor. Organ shortage has been reported in many countries across the world.. Governments across the world have made it easier for people to enroll for organ donation. Many media campaigns have been run in the past to promote the cause. However, the enrollment numbers have remained low. Additionally, it is important to conduct organ extraction in a timebound manner in event of death.. A similar system of opt-out from organ donor list is already in place in some countries in Europe including Austria, Spain ...
I was born on January 29, 1992 with a birth defect called gastroschisis, which meant that my intestines extended outside my body through a small hole in my abdominal wall. I received a liver, small and large bowel transplant in December of 1992, just before my first birthday. Though I was transplanted in Pennsylvania, I have been cared for by the brilliant team at Boston Childrens Hospital ever since. When I was first recovering in Pennsylvania, my parents were told that I would never be able to swim in the ocean because I would have to have a central line in for the rest of my life. Well, to that person I would like to say: I have swam in two oceans. I have traveled across the country twice - hiking and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains. I attended an agricultural high school wher.... MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.. ...
HRSA oversees the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients in addition to promoting national awareness of the critical ... and logistics support to the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S ... Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and National Cord Blood Inventory, HRSA helps make possible blood stem cell transplants for patients with life-threatening blood disorders who lack a related donor ...
Around the world, organ transplant programs face the question of how to maximize the number of organs available for transplantation without compromising recipient safety. The fundamental problem is that not all donor organs are equal-some will function better for longer, others carry a higher risk of disease transmission. The challenge for allocation systems is to distribute organs to the waiting list so that all usable organs are ultimately transplanted into an appropriate recipient while maintaining ethical standards and preventing adverse events.. In this issue of Transplantation, several articles evaluate policies introduced by the United States Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and the UK National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) to address the problem above. Their findings illustrate how well-intentioned policies can have unintended consequences when failing to take into account human biases in decision-making.. In Kahneman and Tverskys1 seminal paper in the ...
Video created by University of Cape Town for the course Organ Donation: From Death to Life . Congratulations! Youve reached the final week of the course Organ Donation: From Death to Life. Many factors influence organ donation rates across the ...
Video created by University of Cape Town for the course Organ Donation: From Death to Life . Congratulations! Youve reached the final week of the course Organ Donation: From Death to Life. Many factors influence organ donation rates across the ...
A blood donation startup called Blooders has chalked up 2,800 donations in three years in a country where few people donate blood.
Topics that supplement the tables and figures: CORR board of directors; list of transplant hospitals, renal programs and organ procurement organizations; glossary and acronyms; analytical methods; and primary diagnoses captured by CORR. ...
17 June 2019 The Swiss bishops are opposed to presumed consent for organ donation. "We are not against organ donation [...]. But we do not want it to be automatic," said.... ...
Video created by Universiteit Leiden, Leiden University Medical Center for the course Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation. Now you know the factors of importance before transplantation, including the immunological barriers and ...
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UNINETTs framework agreements give customers access to a portfolio of agreements that cover the majority of the institutions ICT needs. As of June 2012, we have 37 framework agreements covering 12 main areas. The procurement collaboration and these framework agreements offer numerous advantages, including:. • Extremely favourable prices. • Quality contract documents. • Reduced liability associated with public procurement. • Simple processes for call-off contracts under the agreements. • Facilitation for electronic trading. The framework agreements are prepared by executive committees comprising representatives from UNINETTs procurement division and experts from the university and university college sector, primarily from Norways major universities.. ...
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The vaccine procurement process is a challenging and increasingly strategic endeavor. It requires the involvement of a range of stakeholders and follows a cyclical pattern. Because of the inherent complexity of vaccine procurement, the mechanisms, methods, and tools used in procurement should be selected to optimize outcomes for the country, given whats known about the market.. ...
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Utah residents who donate an organ get more than the satisfaction of helping someone else live. They could get a tax credit of up to $10,000. The Live Organ Donation Expenses Credit can be claimed for certain expenses incurred by a taxpayer who donates one or more of their qualified organs. The tax-approved donations are bone marrow or any part of an intestine, kidney, liver, lung or pancreas. Eligible expenses related to such donations include travel, lodging and lost wages. The credit is nonrefundable, meaning it can reduce your Beehive State tax bill to zero but you wont get any...
A new kidney allocation system implemented in 2014 by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) led to a narrowing of the disparities in national kidney transplant rates among whites, blacks and Hispanics on the transplant waitlist, according to a new analysis.
Since then, he has developed a project to raise organ donation awareness. His project, One-A-Day 2007, consists of him going up to a complete stranger every day of 2007 and starting a conversation about organ donation. He is then going to try to get them to let him take a picture of them to place on his photoblog. (Quite an undertaking seeing that he will have to get each of these people to sign a release.) He says that the project is not to change peoples minds about organ donation (though I am sure he wouldnt mind), but to raise awareness and to get people thinking about organ donation. There is a major shortage of organs in the United States, and the list grows every day. I was one of the fortunate ones to receive an organ. I believe that it is my job to help bring organ donation awareness to the forefront ...
This well-illustrated handbook provides answers to important questions that may arise during the retrieval of multiple organs for transplantation and offers step-by-step descriptions of current surgical techniques for procurement of the various thoracic and abdominal organs, including heart, lung, liver, intestine, pancreas, and kidney. The coverage includes detailed instruction on liver splitting techniques and on living donor liver hepatectomies and laparoscopic and robot-assisted nephrectomy for transplantation. In addition, guidance is provided on preoperative evaluation for multiorgan donation, contraindications, management for organ retrieval in deceased donors, and organ preservation. The advice offered and the questions addressed will be of relevance not only to transplant surgeons, trainees, and fellows but also to all other professionals involved in organ transplantation, including nursing staff in intensive care units and emergency rooms. ...
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Introduction: Screening for organ and tissue donation is an essential skill for emergency physicians. In 2015, 4564 individuals were on a waiting list for organ transplant and 242 died while waiting. As Canadas donation rates are less than half that of other comparable countries, it is crucial to ensure we are identifying all potential donors. Patients deceased from poisoning are a source that may not be considered for referral as often as those who die from other causes. This study aims to identify if patients dying from poisoning represent an under-referred group and determine what physician characteristics influence referral decisions. Methods: In this cross-sectional unidirectional survey study, physician members of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians were invited to participate. Participants were presented with 20 organ donation scenarios that included poisoned and non-poisoned deaths, as well as one ideal scenario for organ or tissue donation used for comparison. Participants ...
Donate Life America:"Donate Life America, formerly the Coalition on Donation, was founded by the transplant community in 1992 to educate the public about organ, eye and tissue donation and avoid duplication of effort. Donate Life America assists in mobilizing the transplant community to educate the American public on the need for organ, eye and tissue donation and motivating the public to make an actionable donor designation. The organization publishes brochures, program kits and other materials; provides technical assistance and referral services; coordinates the national campaign for organ, eye and tissue donation; identifies measurable best practices and leads the Donor Designation Collaborative ...
For the first time since North Shore University Hospital established its Kidney Transplant Program in 2007, the transplant team headed by Ernesto Molmenti, MD, the programs surgical director, and Louis Kavoussi, MD the North Shore-LIJ Health Systems chair of urology, performed a three-way kidney exchange involving donors who were unknown to the recipients until today. The donor chain starts with a person who wants to donate a kidney to a loved one or friend. That kidney is transplanted into a recipient who had a donor willing to give, but was found to be incompatible. To keep the chain going, the donor from the first pair gives a kidney to a patient he doesnt know but who is a match. Specialized testing determines compatibility in each donor/recipient pairing.. And so it was with the six people who came together today. Darlene Rawlins, 54, of Baldwin, had been on dialysis for two years. She had hoped that her daughter, Contrina Rawlins-Pettway, 26, also of Baldwin, could donate a kidney, but ...
Congress banned offering compensation to organ donors with the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) in 1984 to thwart exploitation of organ recipients. The act provides a $50,000 fine and up to a five-year prison term for people involved in trafficking human organs. The act was amended in 1988 to broaden the term "organ" to include any "subpart thereof," which includes bone marrow, and established the Bone Marrow Donor Registry. The registry was later renamed the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program. Enacted in 2005 and reinstituted in 2010, the statute defines "bone marrow" as "the cells found in adult bone marrow and peripheral blood," according to the action ...
All Blueprint 2000 procurement services are handled through the City of Tallahassee at the Procurement Services Division of the Department of Management and Administration. Procurement Services is responsible for providing centralized operations of coordinated and uniform policies, procedures and practices for Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Warehouse, Contracts Administration, and Reproduction.. The Procurement Services Division strives to provide valuable information geared to keeping you informed of the City procurement activities. Visit the Citys website to learn more information on procurement services.. Procurement Services Division. ...
By Kristin Beerman , email. LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - There are more ways to give the gift of life, an exchange program Thursday at Pennsylvanias Harrisburg Hospital involving kidneys and two surgeries has the potential to save five times as many lives.. Its called the paired kidney exchange and youll find it on the website of the National Kidney Registry. It links donors and recipients who are not compatible with each other, to people who are compatible across the country. So, it allows the donors to give and those in need to receive a kidney, but not from the person they had paired with at first. Even better, this paired exchange works like dominos. In the case Thursday, there are actually 20 people involved, ten donors and ten recipients. All of them are scheduled for surgery within the next few days. Meanwhile, there are about 100,000 people on the registry right now waiting for a kidney.. ©2009 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, ...
The majority of pancreases, offered in allocation, are not transplanted. This pancreas under-utilisation is a phenomenon observed in all transplant systems in North-America and Europe. It was the aim of this study to analyse factors predictive of pancreas non-transplantation in Germany. Routine Eurotransplant data of 3,666 deceased German donors (from 2002-2011) were used for multivariate modelling. Socio-demographic and medical factors were considered as independent variables in logistic regression models with non-transplantation as dependent variable. Male gender, advanced age, overweight/obesity, long ICU stay, a history of smoking, non-traumatic brain death, elevated levels of sodium, serum glucose, lipase/amylase and the liver not being considered for procurement were significant independent predictors of non-transplantation. In line with previous research, advanced age, high BMI, long ICU stay and the liver not being considered for procurement were the strongest predictors of pancreas non
The new law would require all post-mortem services, anatomy schools and research units storing human tissue to be licenced by the new Human Tissue Authority (HTA), and also ensure consent must be given for body parts, organs or tissue to be removed.. In addition, the Human Tissue Act prevents families from overruling the wishes of their dead relatives to donate their organs or tissue - from midnight, patients who have signed the organ donor register, or have an organ donor card, must have their wishes respected.. HTA chief executive Andrew McNeil made clear that this did not mean surgeons would "trample roughshod over the familys concerns" about the removal of an organ for donation, but said it would give a legal basis for what the patient wanted.. The managing director of UK Transplant, Chris Rudge, said there could be anything up to 1,200 extra transplants a year because of the new law - he claimed that the wishes of one in ten of the UKs 13.5 million would-be donors are overruled by their ...
BackgroundThe majority of pancreases, offered in allocation, are not transplanted. This pancreas under-utilisation is a phenomenon observed in all transplant systems in North-America and Europe. It was the aim of this study to analyse factors predictive of pancreas non-transplantation in Germany.MethodsRoutine Eurotransplant data of 3,666 deceased German donors (from 2002?2011) were used for multivariate modelling. Socio-demographic and medical factors were considered as independent variables in logistic regression models with non-transplantation as dependent variable.ResultsMale gender, advanced age, overweight/obesity, long ICU stay, a history of smoking, non-traumatic brain death, elevated levels of sodium, serum glucose, lipase/amylase and the liver not being considered for procurement were significant independent predictors of non-transplantation.ConclusionIn line with previous research, advanced age, high BMI, long ICU stay and the liver not being considered for procurement were the ...
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University of Maryland School of Medicine Background: A full facial procurement should allow concurrent procurement of all solid organs and ensure their integrity. Procurement of facial vascularized composite allografts (VCA) challenges the surgical teams with complex defects potentially requiring far greater time than solid organ procurement. Simultaneous-start procurement in these cases could entail cold ischemia times over 12 hours, risking post-reperfusion bleeding and reperfusion injury.. Methods: A VCA including all facial skin, mimetic muscles, multiple sensory and motor nerve branches, anterior tongue, and maxillary and mandibular segments was procured from a brain dead donor. Solid organ recovery included heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Bedside tracheostomy and facial mask impression were performed the day before procurement.. Results: Facial VCA dissection time was 12 hours, spaced over a 15 hour period to diminish ischemia while the recipient was being prepared (Fig 1). ...
Living donation is one type of kidney transplant. Through this process, a living person with two healthy kidneys donates one kidney to a relative or close friend with kidney failure. It is generally possible-and safe-to donate a kidney and still have normal kidney function. Studies have shown that donation does not cause harm to the donors remaining kidney and that people with one kidney have the same life expectancy as people with two kidneys.. For the kidney recipient, receiving a living donor transplant has a number of advantages over a deceased donor transplant. For one, there is still a great shortage of deceased donor kidneys creating a need for a waiting list - that is not necessary with living donation. Furthermore, living donation provides the ability to better plan for surgery. Statistically, living donor kidneys are less likely to reject and are more successful.. Donating a kidney can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. However, the possibility of kidney donation ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Living-related liver transplantation in children. T2 - The Parisian strategy to safely increase organ availability. AU - Révillon, Y.. AU - Michel, J. L.. AU - Lacaille, F.. AU - Sauvat, F.. AU - Farges, O.. AU - Belghiti, J.. AU - Rengeval, A.. AU - Jouvet, P.. AU - Sayegh, N.. AU - Sarnacki, S.. AU - Jan, D.. PY - 1999/5. Y1 - 1999/5. N2 - Purpose: The aim of the authors was to report their experience with living related liver transplantation (LRLT) in children, particularly focusing on the safety of the two-center Parisian strategy. Methods: The records of donors and recipients of 26 pediatric living-related donor liver transplantations performed between November 1994 and March 1998 were reviewed retrospectively. Donors were assessed 1 year after transplantation for medical and overall status. Results: Indications for LRLT included biliary atresia (n = 18), Bylers disease (n = 5), alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (n = 1), Alagille syndrome (n = 1), and undefined cirrhosis ...
... : Updates in Paired Kidney Exchange Miguel Tan, MD, FRCSC Surgical Director, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation Piedmont Transplant Institute Outline 1. 2. 3. Current statistics for kidney transplantation in the United States Living donor outcomes Paired exchange, impact, logistics and challenges Patients on the waiting list on December 31 of the year (active listings only) Organ supply continues to be a problem in kidney transplantation Almost 100 000 patients on waiting list Average waiting time to transplant 4- 5 years 4% of potential recipients die while waiting on list annually Transplants performed during the year (adult & pediatric combined) Deceased kidney donation rates Organ discard rate for organs recovered for transplantation Possible reasons for lack of growth of supply include -lack of education on donation options ie. living donation, paired exchange, desensitization -Increasing rate of morbid obesity and diabetes resulting poorer quality of organs ...
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multi-potent non-hematopoietic progenitor cells possessing an immune-regulatory function, with suppression of proliferation of activated lymphocytes. In this study, adult living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) recipients were given MSCs derived from the donor bone marrow to evaluate the safety and the feasibility of immunological changes related to the intra-osseous injection of MSC into the bone marrow. MSCs were derived from negative HLA cross-match donors. Donor bone marrow was harvested 5 weeks prior to KT. At the time of transplantation, 1 x 106 cell/kg of donor MSC was directly injected into the bone marrow of the recipients right iliac bone. Patients clinical outcomes, presence of mixed chimerism by short tandem repeat polymerase chain reaction, analysis of plasma FoxP3 mRNA and cytokine level, and mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) were performed. Seven patients enrolled in this study and received donor MSC injections simultaneously with LDKT. The median age
BOTHA, J et al. Living donor liver transplantation in South Africa: the donor experience. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2019, vol.57, n.3, pp.11-16. ISSN 2078-5151. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2078-5151/2019/v57n3a2998.. BACKGROUND: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) plays a crucial role in liver transplant programmes, particularly in regions with a scarcity of deceased donor organs and especially for paediatric recipients. LDLT is a complex and demanding procedure which places a healthy living donor in harms way. Donor safety is therefore the overriding concern. This study aimed to report our standardised approach to the evaluation, technical aspects and outcomes of LDLT donor hepatectomy at Wits Donald Gordon Medical CentreMETHODS: The study population consisted of all patients undergoing LDLT donor hepatectomy since the inception of the programme in March 2013 until 2018. Sixty five living donor hepatectomies were performed. Primary outcome measures included donor demographics, operative ...
ALVES, Rogério Camargo Pinheiro et al. Predictive factors of early graft loss in living donor liver transplantation. Arq. Gastroenterol. [online]. 2012, vol.49, n.2, pp.157-161. ISSN 0004-2803. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-28032012000200011.. CONTEXT: Living donor liver transplantation has become an alternative to reduce the lack of organ donation. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors predictive of early graft loss in the first 3 months after living donor liver transplantation. METHODS: Seventy-eight adults submitted to living donor liver transplantation were divided into group I with 62 (79.5%) patients with graft survival longer than 3 months, and group II with 16 (20.5%) patients who died and/or showed graft failure within 3 months after liver transplantation. The variables analyzed were gender, age, etiology of liver disease, Child-Pugh classification, model of end-stage liver disease (MELD score), pretransplantation serum sodium level, and graft weight-to-recipient body weight (GRBW) ratio. ...
Objectives: Portal vein (PV) reconstruction is a crucial factor for successful living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) remains a critical problem in LDLT because of technical demands and sufficient venous graft harvesting. This study aimed to describe in detail of PV reconstruction and outcomes of patients with PVT.. Methods: We performed adult-to-adult LDLT for 123 patients between March 2002 and December 2016. Thirteen patients (10.6%) had PVT at the time of LDLT, which were classified as grade I in 2 patients, grade II in 4 patients, grade III in 6 patients and grade IV in 1 patient, according to Yerdel's classification. We retrospectively analyzed the surgical technique and postoperative complications of PV reconstruction for patients with PVT, and compared to patients without PVT.. Results: Surgical treatments for 13 patients with PVT were as follows: thrombectomy alone in 2 patients, replaced interpositional venous grafts in 8 patients: 3 using internal ...

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Use by Organ or Tissue Procurement Organizations: We may disclose your PHI to an organ procurement organization or tissue bank ... that is processing the tissue of a decedent for transplant into the body of another person, but only with respect to the ...
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That Planned Parenthood Video Isnt the Scandal Abortion Opponents Are Making It Out to BeThat Planned Parenthood Video Isn't the Scandal Abortion Opponents Are Making It Out to Be

Is fetal tissue or organ procurement making clinics a profit? This new anti-abortion group says yes and extrapolates an "$ ... The "human fetal tissue" law is much the same, but also adds a caveat that no tissue or organs can be obtained from a fetus ... prohibition of organ purchases)and 42 U.S. Code § 289g-2 (prohibitions regarding human fetal tissue). In both cases, the laws ... At several of our health centers, we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research, and we do this just like ...
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Bioethics Discussion Blog: November 2007Bioethics Discussion Blog: November 2007

Organ or tissue procurement organizations: Consistent with applicable law, we may disclose your PHI to organ procurement ... organizations or other entities engaged in the procurement, banking, or transplantation of organs for the purpose of tissue ...
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