Konrad Reuland's death shocked sports fans and, famously, gave new life to baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew. But how is it that a young athlete in top shape could suddenly develop a deadly condition?
Caring about someone you have never met, this new brain research suggests, may have a lot in common with caring about the people you love.
Transplant experts have serious concerns over a new organ donation website.
Many patients with end stage kidney disease would live longer and have a better quality of life with a kidney transplant compared to staying on dialysis.
Paying people for their organs can be viewed as coercive and exploitative, but there is a middle ground.
The international community should demand a full accounting of the real sources of organs in China before believing any more claims about reform.
Most people know they can donate their organs after they pass away. But what about their medical data? For National Donor Day, we suggest countries create national databases of data donors.
For those who travel to China for whole livers, lungs or hearts, there can be little doubt that, after organ retrieval, the donor is dead.
A shortage of organs for donation has led some to ask: would establishing a market help? That, however, raises another question: would it also harm?
We're living longer and more ill lives – could we use animals to grow human organs for transplants?
Presumed consent is not the way forward.
The family veto is morally repugnant unless removing it would result in a decrease in the supply of transplantable organs.
Fertility treatments might be designed to improve rather than save lives but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be publicly funded.
The advent of womb transplants raises serious issues of consent for organ donors.
Uterus transplants could make giving birth a possibility for thousands of infertile women.
Organ donation rates in the UK are at an all time low. Could this be the solution?
Australia was once a world leader in organ donations, but today it lags much of the developed world. William Isdale speaks with Aric Bendorf about how to improve Australia's organ donation rates.
The answer to increasing the rate is already clear: we need to better manage patients nearing brain death.
Australia’s organ donation levels are low by international standards. At least twenty countries achieve better donation rates than Australia's 16.1 donors per million population (DPM).
Most families want to honour their loved one’s known donation wishes. A one-in-three veto rate suggests families are encountering barriers to organ donation in the hospital.