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USFDA issues guidelines to cut Zika transmission via human tissue and organs

USFDA issues guidelines to cut Zika transmission via human tissue and organs | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
The US Food and Drug Administration has said that the Zika virus can be transmitted via donation of umbilical cord blood, placenta and growth tissues.

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The US FDA has now issued important guidelines for reducing the risk of transmission of zika virus via either human tissues or human organs.
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The Netherlands aims to increase organ donations by voluntary euthanasia candidates

The Netherlands aims to increase organ donations by voluntary euthanasia candidates | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

There are now moves being made in The Netherlands via Dutch specialists to prepare official guidelines which will support post-euthanasia organ donation. Some specialists believe that this option should be available for the individuals who meet the current protocols around voluntary euthanasia.

 

However this is not without controversy in some quarters and has already attracted online comments, one of which can be viewed via the following link- http://www.noeuthanasia.org.au/blog/2167-euthanasia-and-organ-donation-in-the-netherlands.html

 

 

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As euthanasia is permissible within the Netherlands in highly selected cases, attention is now turning to whether it is possible for organ donation to also be an option

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Do employers need social media policy or common sense in the HR department?

Do employers need social media policy or common sense in the HR department? | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Does your workplace have a comprehensive social media policy and/or guideline? What is more important, lots of rules or common sense? In fact there needs to be a balance of and a combination of rules and common sense as both are required.

 

For an interesting read click on the banner headline........... Of note there may be legal implications of transgressing workplace social media policies, which is something you need to be mindful of before posting onto for eg. Facebook and Twitter. 

 

This post comes via HR magazine- http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk

 

 

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Draft guidelines issued to tackle illegal kidney trade - The Times of India

Draft guidelines issued to tackle illegal kidney trade - The Times of India | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

In a move to bring in greater transparency and tackle the illegal kidney trade while prioritising those in urgent need of renal transplant across India, the National Organ and Transplant Centre has come out with draft guidelines that aim to determine the criteria for receiving a kidney from a deceased donor.

 

This is the first stage in a process that has commenced within India of moving to a national centrally co-ordinated system for the allocation of all organs from deceased donors.

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This will be of interest to healthcare professional with an interest in policy guidelines pertaining to organ donation as well as organ transplantation,

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CDC - Blogs - Safe Healthcare – New Guideline to Reduce Unexpected Disease Transmission Through Organ Transplantation

CDC - Blogs - Safe Healthcare – New Guideline to Reduce Unexpected Disease Transmission Through Organ Transplantation | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Posted online via the Centers for Disease Control in the United States. CDC - Blogs - Safe Healthcare – New Guideline to Reduce Unexpected Disease Transmission Through Organ Transplantation .

 

This guideline document focuses on the identification, testing, and risk assessment processes that are performed on deceased donors to address in particular hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

 

The full guideline document plus two accompanying editorials can also be accessed via this online edition of Public Health Reports-

http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/2013/06/19/new-guideline-transplant-safety/

 

 

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