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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In order to curb these practices, authorities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have come up with an alternative whereby people are encouraged to sign up for organ donations after their demise.
Despite the increasing number in organ donations in recent years, China, like many other countries, still has a shortage of organs for transplant.
The gathering also witnessed presence of organ recipients who were given a new lease of life through cadaver organ donations.
The organ donations booths are put up at several malls and popular shopping centres such as City Center, Villaggio Mall,Safari Mall, Grand Mall, Al Meera- Al Thumama, Al Meera- Al Mansoura, Quality Hypermarket-Bin Mahmoud, Quality Hypermarket- Al Hilal, Quality Hypermarket- Al Khor, Lulu Hypermarket - Al Maseela, Lulu Hypermarket - Al Gharaffa and Al Khor Mall
The researchers found that reading coverage of cases that included identifying information about the receiver (saved by organ donations) increased participants willingness to commit to organ donation themselves, to donate the organs of a deceased relative, or to support a transition to an opt-out policy.
3 In Saudi Arabia, there has been some development in the system of OD, but discrepancy exists in different areas of the country; for instance, more than 70% of organ donations come from the central region.
I'm pleased with the progress we're making, but while there are still people waiting for life-saving transplants we won't stop trying to encourage people to make a decision and increase the number of organ donations in Wales.
Bahrain currently does not allow organ donations from people outside the family of the patient.
According to the COTRS and scientific registries' documentation (as of February 3, 2016), there were 2766 community-based deceased organ donations between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, which accounted for 2150 liver, 4931 kidney, 279 heart, and 118 lung transplantations in the same period.
It is in contrast to a study conducted in Mangalore which states that most of their participants had heard about organ donations which could be due to the high literacy and education rate11.