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Corrupting technology

Corrupting technology: An integrity check on the organ transplant industry

Abstract

This paper discusses aspects of organ donation and transplantation (ODT) as an example of technology delivering significant health and longevity benefits to patients, but fraught with ethical challenges and open to incidental or systematic corruption. 5,905 more words

Ethics

Watch This Dad Listen His Son's Heart Beating Inside Of Somebody Else [VIDEO]

After his 21-year-old son tragically died in a house fire, this dad broke down when he heard his son’s donated heart beating in another man’s chest. 163 more words

Features

HelpHopeLive.org

HelpHopeLive.org

Who are they?  What do they do?

HelpHOPELive is a nonprofit that empowers individuals and
families to overcome financial barriers related to transplantation and/or                    catastrophic illness through grass-roots fundraising. 22 more words

I had a colonoscopy yesterday…

Any candidate for a transplant has to have cancer ruled out. Five years ago, in February 2009, I had a prostatectomy, that is, my prostate was surgically removed, due to the presence of cancer. 870 more words

Doctors Removed Daughter’s Organs Against Our Wishes, She Was Still Alive

“According to family members of 26-year-old Martha Perez, her organs were removed on Friday against their wishes. Fox 4 spoke to the family before the removal and they said the third woman confirmed dead of injuries sustained in an Arlington wreck involving a suspected drunk driver was technically still alive. 6 more words

Health

The Four Letter Word

The longer it lasts, the more vitriol added to the word. The more urgent the need, the more dramatic the term becomes. It’s a four letter word that offends, that we’ve come to fear: 145 more words

Saving lives through tissue donation

MASON CITY, Iowa – Last weekend a hit and run collision in Mason City claimed the life of a north Iowa man, but despite his tragic death, Jefferson Davis’s legacy lives on. 266 more words

Iowa