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Human leg is STOLEN from OneLegacy van en route to a tissue donation in California

Human leg is STOLEN from OneLegacy van en route to a tissue donation in California | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The theft of a human leg from a vehicle occurred early this last week as employees of nonprofit organization OneLegacy were eating at The Original Pantry Cafe in Los Angeles.

 

The theft is now being investigated by authorities as it is illegal to steal human body parts in Western Countries. For more on the story click on the banner headline.

Deborah Verran's insight:

A reminder that it is illegal to interfere with a human body or parts thereof following death.

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A Brain Is Dead, a Heart Beats On

A Brain Is Dead, a Heart Beats On | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

A court was recently called to intervene after a California hospital pronounced a girl dead after complications from surgery, but her family insists that she is alive. The case has attracted both conventional media and social media discussion and comment as it has played out via repeated court proceedings and subsequent action.

 

For commentary via the New York Times click on the banner headline.

 

For an Intensive Care Unit nursing perspective on this case click on the following link posted via the Hastings Center-

http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=6679&blogid=140

 

For commentary on the management of another case of a pregnant woman being cared for in a Texas hospital following also being declared brain dead click on the following link to a blog composed by a Paediatric Specialist-

http://www.carilionclinic.org/blogs/ackerman/another-side-brain-death?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferc8257&utm_medium=twitter

 

Finally for the update on the outcome of the legal battle waged by the realtives of the youn girl pronounced dead in a Califronia hospital click on the following link-

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/girl-declared-brain-dead-moved-hospital

 

 

Deborah Verran's insight:

The management of patients following a diagnosis of brain death continues to provide challenges within the United States.

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