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California enacts law allowing organ donations between HIV-positive patients

JURIST - ‎18 hours ago‎
[JURIST] California Governor Edmund G. Brown [official website] signed Senate Bill 1408 [text] into law on Friday, allowing HIV-positive individuals to become transplant donors to HIV-positive recipients. The California Legislature [official website ...

Province to look at rate of organ donations

Weyburn This Week - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Health Minister Dustin Duncan recently asked the Standing Committee on Human Services to review Saskatchewan's current approach to organ and tissue donation, and recommend ways to improve the rate of donations. The intention to study the issue was ...

Gormley: Higher priority needed for organ donations

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - ‎May 27, 2016‎
While many of us affix organ donor stickers to our health cards, with 4,500 patients on Canada's organ transplant waiting list, what matters most is how many people upon their deaths actually become organ donors. In Saskatchewan, every year only about ...
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Organ donation up this year in PGIMER

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎May 28, 2016‎
The number of organ donation cases in Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has doubled in the first five months of this year compared to the corresponding period in 2015.

Organ donation group praises HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston

The Daily Freeman - ‎May 27, 2016‎
HealthAlliance, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, received the 2016 Donate Life Outstanding Hospital Outreach Award from the Center for Donation & Transplant Thursday at the Donate Life Celebration Dinner at the Saratoga ...
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Organ donations remain low despite changes to law

The Straits Times - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Singaporeans are still not donating their organs despite several legislative changes made over the years to enlarge the donor pool.

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Here And Now - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs becoming available from donors who have died of overdoses.

Organ donation: Consider mandated consent

The Straits Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
An opt-out system of organ donations has not succeeded in increasing the number of organ donations. The problem is that doctors can't tell whether a patient really wanted to be an organ donor, or whether he became one because he never bothered to opt ...
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Consider monetary compensation for organ donors

The Straits Times - ‎May 27, 2016‎
In view of the low take-up rate for organ donation, it may be time to revisit the issue of monetary compensation for donors ("Organ donations remain low despite changes to law"; Monday). The fact that medical advances have enabled a man to donate his ...
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How These Dolls With "Transplanted" Limbs Are Teaching Kids the Importance of Organ Donation

POPSUGAR - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The lack of organ donors is a worldwide problem, particularly when it comes to donations that could help save a child's life.

Iowa City company aiding organ donations gets state support

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - ‎May 22, 2016‎
University of Iowa organ donor recipient Audie Brown holds onto his fiancee Karrie Douthart's hand before speaking during the 2011 Medal of Honor Ceremony for Organ Donation, Friday April 8, 2011 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa ...
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Committee to look at ways to boost Saskatchewan's low organ donation rate

CTV News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
A legislative committee will look at ways to boost what Premier Brad Wall has called Saskatchewan's "dubious record" on organ donations. Health Minister Dustin Duncan tabled a motion in the legislature Thursday calling for the review and says he'd like ...

State must improve organ donations

Poughkeepsie Journal - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A small, red heart. It's what denotes your status as an organ donor. And if your driver's license or state ID doesn't have one embossed on its front, you may want to consider filling in that crucial void.
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China becomes No 1 in voluntary organ donations in Asia

Chinadaily USA - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Voluntary organ donations by citizens have risen 120 times in past six years since China began the trial in 2010, making the country No 1 in Asia in the number of voluntary organ donations. The figure was made public at 2016 China International Organ ...

Proposed legislation offers incentives to living organ donors in Pa.

Tribune-Review - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A Pennsylvania lawmaker plans to introduce legislation this week that would allow pilot programs to give non-cash rewards to people who donate a kidney or part of their liver. The proposal from U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, includes potential ...

Organ donation in Peterborough area above provincial average

Peterborough Examiner - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Local double kidney transplant recipient Gord Collins checks out a computer on display where visitors can register organ and tissue donations joined with manager of Intensive Care Unit and RTs Shannon Mulgrew during a press conference promoting the ...
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Ottawa organ donation rates on the rise

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Ottawa organ donation rates on the rise. Ottawa beats the provincial average on organ donor registration, and the Ottawa Hospital has seen a 200 per cent rise in patient donations.

Increasing number of WV's organ donations are results of overdoses

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Zitek hadn't registered as an organ donor, which was one concern, Halstead said. But more problematic for Halstead was a moral dilemma: Would the drugs that killed her daughter hurt those who received her organs?

Cross-Canada ride to encourage organ donation

Victoria News - ‎May 16, 2016‎
"I want to raise awareness, so more people are willing to register after seeing that I'm healthy after donating an organ," Eileen said at a ceremony at the B.C.
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