It’s not always clear where human organs come from in research papers.
International standards ban publication of research that involves any biological material from executed prisoners, that lacks human research ethics committee approval and that lacks consent of donors.
If the family doesn’t agree, the surgery won’t go ahead.
A parliamentary committee report recommends the Australian government investigate whether an opt-out system could help increase donation rates. But the evidence suggests it wouldn't.
I joined a Facebook group about organ donation. Within two days an Indian man offered to sell me his kidney.
Jarrius Robertson, a liver transplant survivor, runs the football at the Jan. 27, 2018 Pro Bowl practice in Kissimmee, Florida.
AP Photo/Gregory Payan
April is National Donate Life Month, a time to emphasize the importance of organ donation. It is also a good time to learn about a major medical advance that allows liver transplants from living donors.