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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One executive producer interviewed said: "Without some form of compulsion, broadcasters will commission more programmes about freaks in Fishguard than they will films like China's Stolen Children and The Transplant Trade.
One executive producer interviewed by Mr Harding said: "Without some form of compulsion, broadcasters will commission more programmes about freaks in Fishguard than they will films like China's Stolen Children and The Transplant Trade.
This illegal kidney transplant trade is not possible without the involvement of doctors.
THE illegal transplant trade is booming with live donors more than happy to have body parts removed -if the price is right.
In The Transplant Trade, tonight,an important question is raised and investigated, and it is one which will cause great controversy among viewers asking should the transplant trade be legalised?
In this feature-length documentary, Kate Blewett and Brian Woods travel across five continents to meet those searching for an organ, those who are selling body parts for hard cash and the brokers who make the transplant trade turn over.
A DOCTOR was due to appear at a disciplinary hearing today over allegations he was involved in the illegal organ transplant trade.
But the man was an undercover investigative reporter probing the transplant trade in India where a kidney is reported to cost pounds 3,000.
A West Midlands family doctor faces a disciplinary hearing following allegations that he was involved in the illegal organ transplant trade.
A COVENTRY family doctor is to face a disciplinary hearing following allegations that he was involved in the illegal organ transplant trade.

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