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11-year-old gunshot victim Takiya Holmes lives on through Darvece Monson

More Than Your Kidneys founder Darvece Monson joins Justin to discuss the incredible story of receiving a kidney from Takiya Holmes, an 11-year-old who was killed by a stray bullet back in February. 121 more words

The Download

Kids' Viral Video Helps Their Mom Get New Kidney

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It started as a desperate plea by two kids in Monongahela to get their mother a kidney.

The Facebook video message was shared tens of thousands of times, and on Tuesday, Bailey and Tobias’ mom got that kidney in an operation at Allegheny General Hospital. 281 more words


Watch My Cable-TV Show On Organ Donation

I posted a new episode of my Cable-TV show, the Good Government Forum, on YouTube. Please watch and help spread the word about the critical need for organ transplants – you may help save a life! 202 more words

Jim Maisano

Nudging in healthcare

Nudges in a Post-truth World

In a recent article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Neil Levy has developed a concept of “nudges to reason,” offering a new tool for those trying to reconcile medical ethics with the application of behavioural psychological research – a practice known as nudging. 68 more words

Behavioral Economics

July Meeting: Life after Death (organ donation)

Join DPP founding member Diane Lepore for a presentation and discussion on the diverse topic of posthumous organ donation. We’ll be exploring all sides of this topic so, as always, get ready for a lively conversation. 45 more words

Death Party Philadelphia

Today's medicine requires that doctors communicate effectively with one another – some insights from transplant research

In this recent article we discussed the concept of ‘interprofessional communication’ in organ transplant settings (this also accounts for the lack of blog post last week – I was just too busy – so this week may be a double whammy). 495 more words

Organ Donation

I Want to Be An Organ Donor. Now What?

Today is the last day of ECHO. Thanks for reading along! This blog post is good for any time of the year.

You decide to be an organ donor. 284 more words