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Life, Death and the Organ Allocation System - Lawfuel

Life, Death and the Organ Allocation System - Lawfuel | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This opinion piece posted online under the title "Life, Death and the Organ Allocation System" is written by a lawyer in the United States.

 

On the one-year anniversary of the Sarah Murnaghan lung allocation case, Philadelphia litigator Steve Harvey writes about about the case as well as the factors behind the ongoing critical shortage of organs within the United States.

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Thoughtful, well written and of interest to professionals involved in organ donation

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Tissue engineering: How to build a heart - Nature.com

Tissue engineering: How to build a heart - Nature.com | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

An update on the status of Tissue engineering titled: How to build a heart is published online via Nature.com

 

The heart is the third most needed organ after the kidney and the liver, with a waiting list of about 3,500 in the United States alone, but it poses extra specific challenges for transplantation. The research into bio-engineering a heart in the laboratory is still at a very early stage as outlined in the article...

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A very good update as to where organ and tissue engineering has currently got to

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ASTS Applauds House Passage of HOPE Act

ASTS Applauds House Passage of HOPE Act | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
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The American Society of Transplant Surgeons(ASTS), applauds the passage of the HOPE Act which has now been signed into Law by President Obama. Pictured with President Obama is Dr Peter Stock the current President elect of the ASTS.

 

The passage of this important legislation now permits the transplantation of HIV positive infected organs into recipients. This change to legislation has come on the back of sustained efforts and advocacy by professional organ donation and transplant societies within the United States

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