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Weekend Edition - Sunday had a very fine segment this morning on organ donation.
Given what they were trying to do with this piece, there probably wasn't time to portray the personal impact of donating and receiving, convey some of the statistics about the various waiting lists, provide a brief overview of some of the evolving strategies for increasing organ yields, AND discuss some of the
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Would it have been better for an organ donee to have died
Organ donation can be a wonderful thing -- it can give people who would otherwise have died years or even decades of additional life. But, what if the person saved by the organ donation turns out to be "evil," e...
Israel Acts to Increase Organ Donation
The Knesset has recently approved two laws aimed at increasing the number of organ donations made by the citizens of Israel. The following is from Amnon Meranda, Knesset approves organ donation law, Ynetnews...
Medical journals reconsideration of brain death criteria could affect ethics of organ donation
An article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), questioning the criteria of ?brain death? and ?cardiac death? especially in relation to organ donation, could affect the validity of ethical arguments approving the practice of organ donation at a person?s apparent death.
The death row inmate as organ donor
In a recent issue of Good Magazine, Graeme Wood argues that we should explore the possibility of allowing death row prisoners to, essentially, die by organ donation: The real objection to the Mayan Protocol [death by organ donation] is aesthetic...
The Jewish perspective on anatomical gifts
According to Gabrielle Loeb, Judaism?s perspectives on Organ Donation After Death, The Philadelphia Jewish Voice, Sept. 2008: Although many Jews believe that Jewish law forbids organ donation, most rabbinical authorities not only permit it, but also encourage it...
Girlfriend Upset at Boyfriend's Anti-Organ Donor Stand
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The following discussion is from an advice column in the Washington Post. See Carolyn Hax, Organ Donation Quandary, Washington Post, May 5, 2008: Just found out my boyfriend, whom I am thinking of a future with, is not an organ...