Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Transplant Headlines

This is a selection of recent headlines about organ donation and transplantation from around the world

New Dawn - Giving Away Organs
Dawn Morgan at NationNews.com in Barbados has some insightful thoughts about the state of organ donation in Barbados as well as some personal observations as in this example: "But considering that a huge chunk of mankind happily gobbles down the organs of animals to keep alive – even calling them "delicacies" – then the idea of human organs to help the living should not be so unpalatable." read more

Organ Donation Still an Issue
NationNews.com's editorial gives still more insights from Barbados with emphasis on the the Anglican Church's recent pronouncements on organ donation. read the editorial.

U-M Transplant Center receives HHS Organ Donation Medal of Honor, joins bold initiative
WebWire.com reports that the University of Michigan has been awarded the Organ Donation Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for its success in raising organ donation rates. This was the third consecutive year UMHS has won the Medal of Honor.
It earned the recognition by collaborating with its Gift of Life Michigan partners to achieve the national goal of converting at least 75 percent of eligible deaths into actual organ donors. Each organ and tissue donor can save the lives of up to eight people and enhance the lives of 50 more. read the article.

People Profile -- Williamson pours heart into transplant work
From Texas comes the story of 15-year post heart transplant recipient Ken Williamson's continuing effort to spread the word about organ donation. Read the full story in the Brenham Banner-Press.

“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Sign Your Donor Card & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”

Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network

Download Donor Cards from OrganDonor.Gov

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