Tag: transplant

Blog Posts (2)

June 16, 2014

Killing a Patient to Save Whose Life?

A New York Times article a few weeks ago highlighted a clinical trial that just started in Pittsburgh. The provocative title “Killing a Patient to Save His Life” summarizes the technique that will be used on patients who present in cardiac arrest from a penetrating injury (e.g. gunshot or stab wound.) It involves replacing blood with cold saline to induce hypothermia and decrease the body’s... // Read More »
April 26, 2012

Reduce, Reuse...Re-transplant?

It is now possible to re-transplant kidneys from a first recipient to a second according to the results of a rare surgical procedure performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.…

Published Articles (2)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 6 Issue 4 - Jul 2006

Why We Must Leave Our Organs to Others

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 5 Issue 4 - Jul 2005

Examining the Potential Exploitation of UNOS Policies

News (2)

January 28, 2013 1:31 pm

1st soldier to survive losing all limbs in Iraq war gets double-arm transplant in Baltimore (Washington Post)

The first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.  He also received bone marrow from the same dead donor who supplied his new arms. That novel approach is aimed at helping his body accept the new limbs with minimal medication to prevent rejection.

February 23, 2012 5:01 pm

Is Payment for "Bone Marrow" a Slippery Slope? (Huffington Post)

Bone marrow transplants to treat leukemia are affecting more Americans than ever before. The issue is this: unlike the donor of a body part such as a kidney, may a recipient or benefactor of bone marrowlegally pay the donor who “contributes” to the very life of the recipient, just as one may pay a blood, sperm or egg donor? #bioethics #transplant