Tag: organ transplantation

Blog Posts (3)

January 17, 2017

Ethics of Coordinating Organ Transplantation with Ventilator Cessation in Terminal ALS

The decision not to receive further medical care in the face of a terminal disease is one that is generally honored if made by a fully informed, competent adult in the absence of outside coercion. Decisions to discontinue life-assisting devices already in place with that terminal disease, such as ventilators, feeding tubes and cardiac pacemakers, begin to complicate the decision as the process moves beyond... // Read More »
February 15, 2014

New Lungs from Scrap Lungs

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have announced that they've successfully grown fresh human lungs from tissue borrowed from damaged lungs. Researchers took lungs that were too damaged to be used in transplant, and stripped all cell...
June 6, 2013

Lung Transplants and the Bandwagon Bioethics

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In case you have not heard, the big bioethics story this week comes out of Philadelphia where a 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis is in need of a lung transplant to survive.…

Published Articles (6)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 12 Issue 2 - Feb 2012

Nudge, Nudge or Shove, Shove—The Right Way for Nudges to Increase the Supply of Donated Cadaver Organs Kyle Powys Whyte, Ph.D.

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 8 - Aug 2011

Response to Open Peer Commentaries on ?Donation After Circulatory Death: Burying the Dead Donor Rule?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 8 - Aug 2011

Can the Dead Donor Rule be Resuscitated?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 8 - Aug 2011

Donation After Circulatory Death: Burying the Dead Donor Rule

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 2 - Feb 2010

Moral Complexity and the Delusion of Moral Purity

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 2 - Feb 2010

Transplant Tourism in China: A Tale of Two Transplants

News (15)

July 9, 2013 2:34 pm

10-year-old lung transplant recipient contracts pneumonia in right lung

Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who received a new pair of lungs last month after challenging organ donation guidelines, has contracted pneumonia in her right lung.

June 10, 2013 2:13 pm

Panel Reviews Organ Transplant Policies For Kids

Today, organ transplant experts are meeting to review the guidelines for children.

June 6, 2013 6:57 pm


Thursday, the same judge has ordered that a second child at a Philadelphia hospital — a New York City boy — be put on the adult waiting list for donated lungs too, even though neither he nor Murnaghan technically qualify for the list based on their age.

June 4, 2013 4:51 pm

Policy Makes Lung Transplant Out of Reach for 10-Year-Old

Although adults make up the majority of the lung transplant waiting list, bioethicist Art Caplan said children should be given priority if they’re sicker than those adults.

May 29, 2013 1:42 pm

Parents say organ donation rules unfair to sick 10-year-old, demand change

The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl are urging officials to change the policy regarding organ transplants to allow the sickest to receive the first available appropriate donation, regardless of age.

May 7, 2013 2:09 pm

Rabbi okays HIV-positive organ donation

In halachic precedent, Israel’s former Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron rules life-saving organ donation can be received from HIV-positive patient, even if recipient may be infected with disease.

April 22, 2013 2:43 pm

Parents needn’t tell donor children their origins’ says leading British think-tank

Should parents be required to tell donor children of their origins? An influential British think-tank says No.

March 14, 2013 1:07 pm

Medical first? Woman who had five-organ transplant gives birth

A woman who was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine at a Miami hospital in 2007 has delivered a healthy baby girl, believed to be the first known case of a five-organ transplant patient giving birth.

February 13, 2013 12:37 pm

Bill Would Ensure Medical Marijuana Users Can Receive Organ Transplants (The Patch)

Should users of medical marijuana be prevented from getting needed organ transplants?  Not according to a bill being considered by state legislators, which treats medical marijuana as no different from any other prescription drug.

December 18, 2012 5:02 pm

Cystic fibrosis sufferer given smoker's lungs in transplant died of cancer (Daily Mail)

Jennifer Wederell was given the lungs of a 20-a-day smoker.  A year after the operation she died of cancer.  Husband says she would never have agreed to transplant had she known.

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