Organ Donation is marvelous, and many times it can help people avoid death or any major complications with their health. That being said, organ donation and religion do tend to have a pretty interesting history, and that on its own is well worth mentioning.Some religions are okay with organ donation, while others tend to condone it. At the end … [Read more...] about Religious Views on Organ Donation
Quite a handful of people knows the meaning of the term “brain dead.” A person is said to be brain dead if his/her brain no longer functions.The term is used more often in various scenarios where it is incorrectly believed that when someone is brain dead, they are not legally dead.A greater number of people also believe that a patient that … [Read more...] about Donation After Cardiac Death
Organ matching for transplants is a complicated process of testing, made even more complex by the emotional outcomes of saving lives. Since there are more people needing organ transplants than there are donors at any given time.When an organ becomes available for transplant, there are some logistical considerations such as location, condition … [Read more...] about How Organ Matching Works
To understand why an opt-out system of organ donation makes so much sense, we first need to understand how the current opt-in system actually works. It sounds so wonderful, for example, 125,000 people have registered to be organ donors in the United States.The reality is that upon their death, only 3 in every 1000 who are registered in the US … [Read more...] about Organ Donation: is an opt-in or opt-out system better?
Right now in the United States, there is a critical organ donor shortage. According to organdonor.gov, there are 117,000+ people on the organ transplant waiting list.These men, women, and children have end-stage organ failure and cannot live without a transplant. It is estimated that an average of 22 people on the donor waiting list dies per … [Read more...] about Why You Should Become An Organ Donor