Keep Your Organs Healthy – and Safe

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Merinda Teller Over the past six decades, solid organ transplantation has gone from an i y experiment to a “standard-of-care” procedure performed on a “near-routine” basis. However, a leading Brazilian neurologist and professor recently furnished some historical context for the rise in transplantation that should give pause. Discussing the origins of “brain death” as a […]

Always Hungry for More Organs, Transplant Surgeons Are Exploiting – and Illuminating the Different Standards for Determining Death

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Matthew Hanley Are you familiar with something called the “partial resurrection” procedure? That’s how MedPage Today referred to it in a recent article. You might suppose it is some kind of transhumanist scheme to bring the dead back to life, but it is an emerging technique used by transplantation surgeons upon organ donors. … in this procedure, physicians […]