organ donation

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medical directive

End-of-life decisions A specific and comprehensive advance care document–being developed for health care at the end of life. See Advance directive, Durable power of attorney, Living will.
Medical Directive–optimal components  
Introduction Provides an explanation of the document's purpose
Paradigmatic scenarios Provides examples that help the individual understand various illness circumstances and evaluate the types of life-sustaining interventions that might be employed; the PSs would–in theory–help the individual designate his/her preferences with respect to specific treatments
Proxy decision-maker Section provides details on who would make the decisions in the event of the individual becoming mentally incompetent
Organ donation Yes/no, what, to whom, for what
Personal statement The individual's 'wrap-up'

organ donation

The removal of a body part from one person for transplantation into another, typically to restore functional capacity.

Patient care

Organ donation may occur during life, as when a matched individual chooses to give bone marrow or a kidney to another; or it may occur at death, by those who have agreed to donate their organs if they suffer fatal accidents. Health care professionals working with trauma patients have a significant effect on increasing the number of organ donations through prompt identification of possible donors and the provision of hemodynamic management to preserve organ function and health.

See: donor card; transplantation
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She joined people whose lives have been saved by organ donations - as well as families of donors at the event.
Yorkshire has the lowest rate of organ donations in the UK with just 86 donors in total last year.
THE changes to Wales' system for organ donations are to be the subject of a national campaign starting tomorrow.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Heath Minister Mehmet ME-ezzinoy-lu has recently announced that the ministry is currently working on a draft bill regarding organ donations and is planning on doing away with the requirement for families to give consent for organ donation in an effort to increase the number of organ donations in Turkey.
This confirms an overall fall in deceased organ donations in Wales, from 67 in 2011/12 to 52 in 2012/13.
DECEASED organ donations in Wales fell to 52 in 2012/13, compared to 67 in the previous year.
Considerable success has been achieved since then with 113 brain death declarations and 37 multiple organ donations at Army Hospital (Research and Referral).
The Qatar Organ Donation Centre is dedicated to the promotion of organ donations and the maintaining of a national donor register," Shaikha Moza said.
Since Ann started her new role last October, there have been six organ donations from the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, compared with five in the previous two-anda-half years.
There have been only five legal organ donations in the last five years," Dr.
43) Citizens Panel on Increasing Organ Donations, The Citizens Panel on Increasing Organ Donations: Seeking views and opinions on increasing organ donations in Ontario (Toronto: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2007).
I AGREE with Dr Tony Calland, chairman of the British Medical Association, when he said we must increase the number of organ donations by making it compulsory after death.