organ bank


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organ bank

Transplant medicine A repository, usually shared by multiple hospitals for long-term storage of certain tissues destined for transplantation–eg, acellular bone fragments, BM, corneas. Cf UNOS.
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London [United Kingdom]/Taipei [Taiwan], Nov.7 ( ANI ): About 99.7 percent of the Uighur Muslim population in China's Xinjiang Province have reportedly been cajoled and coerced into donating blood to a government-run organ bank.
New England Organ Bank, Newton; Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; Massachusetts Dept of Public Health.
After her death, Nicola's heart was frozen in liquid nitrogen and stored at an organ bank in Edinburgh.
If a patient donated organs after death, or was evaluated for organ donation, the organ bank facility generates a separate chart.
A donor had become available through the New England Organ Bank, which ran a search on the national registry of potential recipients and found two patients eligible at Duke, Jesica one of them.
Our new law provides the opportunity to use family medical leave benefits while donating a lifesaving organ, removing what the New England Organ Bank calls one of the most significant obstacles confronting a potential donor.
By the way, ethicists are very clear on one thing: there is a major problem with me selling an organ to you as an individual, but there isn't a problem with me selling a heart or organ to an organ bank or clearing-house that would fairly distribute this scarce resource based on medical needs.
The unrestrained assumption that we are an organ bank for our close others would poison human relationships to such a degree that such closeness would be replaced by a savage calculus of obligation and demand.
According to the Regional Organ Bank of Illinois, organ donation nearly doubled in February and March in response to Payton's condition.
The author would like to acknowledge Michael Shaenboen, DO and colleagues at the Regional Organ Bank of Illinois for their critique of this manuscript.
John Butorac, executive director of the American Transplant Association, Inc., a national transplant patient service and support organization in Chicago, Illinois, says if the deceased is considered an appropriate volunteer for a donation, the next of kin would be approached by a trained member of an organ procurement organization, or organ bank, from their state.
In the case of the zaibatsu, coordination costs were determined by the nature of the merchant family's role, the mechanisms that mediated the relationship between the holding company and the constituent units, and the role of the organ bank.