Ethics and law of organ donation
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Human Tissue Act 2004

Human Tissue Act 2004 | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
The Human Tissue Act 2004 replaced the Human Tissue Act 1961, the Anatomy Act 1984 and the Human Organ Transplants Act 1989 as they relate to England and Wales, and the corresponding Orders in Northern Ireland.
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The Human Tissue Authority which regulates all actions under the Human Tissue Act 2004

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Organ donation: Presumed consent plan needs greater clarity for families, says BMA

Organ donation: Presumed consent plan needs greater clarity for families, says BMA | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
Dr Tony Calland, chair of the British Medical Association's medical ethics committee, says 'there needs to be absolute clarity around the role of the family' as AMs prepare to debate the Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill...
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David Lock: Organ donation and presumed consent—not a complete answer?

David Lock: Organ donation and presumed consent—not a complete answer? | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
Organ donation presents a unique problem for those concerned with the rationing of medical treatment. Unlike almost any other area of medica
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UK's first hand transplant operation

UK's first hand transplant operation | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
A former pub landlord from West Yorkshire is making "good progress" after becoming the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant.
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The UK's first hand transplant took place recently at Leeds General Infirmary. Previous hand transplant recipents have not always been happy and the first recipient had it removed as he felt "mentally detached." Hopefully this case is a better match, and will be physically and psychologically successful. 

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NHSBT - Organ Donation - Organ Allocation

NHSBT - Organ Donation - Organ Allocation | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
The Organ Donation and Transplantation Directorate of NHS Blood and Transplant supports organ transplantation, providing donor organ matching and allocation services and recording heart, kidney, pancreas, liver, bowel, lung and cornea transplants...
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Information on organ allocation in the UK, based on need and the best match. The specifics are different for different organs. 

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NHSBT - Organ Donation - Home

NHSBT - Organ Donation - Home | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
The Organ Donation and Transplantation Directorate of NHS Blood and Transplant supports organ transplantation, providing donor organ matching and allocation services and recording heart, kidney, pancreas, liver, bowel, lung and cornea transplants...
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The NHS Organ Donor Register. News, information, links, statistics, and the chance to register as a donor now. 

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BMA - Organ donation

BMA - Organ donation | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
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The BMA's official position is that it believes that in the UK we should have an Opt-out system with safeguards. At present we have an Opt-in system.

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NHSBT - Organ Donation - Campaign Materials - Infographics

NHSBT - Organ Donation - Campaign Materials - Infographics | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
The Organ Donation and Transplantation Directorate of NHS Blood and Transplant supports organ transplantation, providing donor organ matching and allocation services and recording heart, kidney, pancreas, liver, bowel, lung and cornea transplants...
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Infographics on UK Organ Donation and Transplantation 

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Chinese teenager: Mom, I sold my kidney for an iPhone, iPad

Chinese teenager: Mom, I sold my kidney for an iPhone, iPad | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
If there could be a worse part to this tragic story, it's that the teenager received only about 10 percent of the total amount realized from the sale of his kidney. He used his share of the proceed...
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Trade in human organs is illegal, but the black market in India, Africa and China exists. 

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China to stop using organs from executed prisoners

China to stop using organs from executed prisoners | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
Beijing says current transplant sourcing system is both unsavoury and inefficient
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China previously relied on organs from executed prisoners. A new sytem, piloted by the Red Cross Society of China, is being rolled out. This will be sustainable and ethical. 

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NHSBT - Organ Donation - News release: Lung transplant trial could save lives

NHSBT - Organ Donation - News release: Lung transplant trial could save lives | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
The Organ Donation and Transplantation Directorate of NHS Blood and Transplant supports organ transplantation, providing donor organ matching and allocation services and recording heart, kidney, pancreas, liver, bowel, lung and cornea transplants...
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Details of DEVELOP_UK, a Lung Transplant trial that could mean that previously un-usable lungs could be transplanted. Uses EVLP (ex-vivo lung perfusion). 

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UNOS

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United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the U.S. organ transplant system under contract with the federal government.
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UNOS: the United Network for Organ Sharing in America. Includes up to date stats in the number of patients on the waiting list, and the number of recent donations in the USA. 

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Wales organ donation opt-out: Q&A

Wales organ donation opt-out: Q&A | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
The Welsh assembly has passed a law for a system of organ donation that presumes the consent of donors. What will this mean in practice?
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Wales will have a soft opt-out system from 2015 once the bill has had Royal Assent. 

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NHS Blood and Transplant - Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017

NHS Blood and Transplant - Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017 | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
NHS Blood and Transplant - Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a Special Health Authority, dedicated to saving and improving lives through the wide range of services we provide to the NHS.
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Organ donation soars since 2008

Organ donation soars since 2008 | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
The number of people in the UK donating organs after death has increased by 50% in the past five years.
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UT pre-med student donates kidney to mom in time for Christmas - The Tennessean

UT pre-med student donates kidney to mom in time for Christmas - The Tennessean | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it

Story on how a University of Tennessee pre-med student is planning to donate a kidney to his mom in time for Christmas.His mother, Erica Johnson of Nashville, has hypertension-related kidney failure.

 

 

 

The update on how the transplant went can be accessed via-

 

http://www.wkrn.com/story/20434473/mother-son-recovering-after-life-saving-kidney-transplant

 

 

 

 


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An example of a living-related organ donation. 

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Psst, wanna buy a kidney?

Psst, wanna buy a kidney? | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
Science Photo Library IF THEY were just another product, the market would work its usual magic: supply would respond to high prices and rise to meet surging demand....
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The Economist: arguments for the legalisation of trade in organs such as kidneys

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University of Minnesota Centre for Bioethics

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The "Ethics of Organ Transplantation" PDF that can be found via this page is a comprehensive exploration of many issues around organ donation. It is from an American perspective but has lots of relevance to UK doctors and students. 

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DIRECTED AND CONDITIONAL DECEASED DONOR ORGAN DONATIONS: LAWS AND MISCONCEPTIONS

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A review of UK law on organ donation in the Medical Law Review, including a critique of the laws and regulations surrounding directed and conditional deceased organ donation

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WHO | Human organ and tissue transplantation

WHO | Human organ and tissue transplantation | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
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The WHO's policies on human organ and tissue transplantation

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My Turn

My Turn | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
Robert Law\'s My Turn documenting his life, kidney transplant, cancer survivor with a smattering of poetry, flash fiction, novel extracts and thoughts on life.
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There are some very rare complications of organ transplantation. Robert Law was unlucky enough to develop lymphoma due to a kidney transplant. The NHSBT admitted negligence. 

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Organ donation | Society | The Guardian

Organ donation | Society | The Guardian | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
Latest news and comment on Organ donation from guardian.co.uk
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News on organ donation and related subjects from The Guardian

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BBC NEWS | Health | Q&A: Organ donation laws

BBC NEWS | Health | Q&A: Organ donation laws | Ethics and law of organ donation | Scoop.it
The BBC News website looks at this issues surrounding consent for organ donation.
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The UK rejected opt-out and remains opt-in for organ donation. 

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