Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Donation after cardiac death and the LA story

The papers are all over yesterday's story about the prosecution of a young surgeon in Los Angeles who is accused of hastening a patient's death (or, to be less circumspect but at least as accurate about it, of killing a patient) in order to procure organs for transplant. Here's how the New York Times' front-page story begins:On a winter night in 2006, a disabled and brain damaged man named Ruben

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Organ donation, transplant discussed on NPR

Weekend Edition - Sunday had a very fine segment this morning on organ donation.Given what they were trying to do with this piece, there probably wasn't time to portray the personal impact of donating and receiving, convey some of the statistics about the various waiting lists, provide a brief overview of some of the evolving strategies for increasing organ yields, AND discuss some of the