Organ Donation

Below, are various articles and videos around organ donation that I found interesting. Please feel free to share meaningful materials that you come across.  Register today to become an organ donor! Thank you.

Great Video –  Dr. Chris Barry is a transplant surgeon and researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Giving the Gift of Life through Organ Donation: Chris Barry at TEDxFlourCity

Mayo Clinic was the first medical center in Arizona to perform a laparoscopic donor kidney removal.  Read the full article

How do I sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor?

You must be 18 years of age to sign up for the New York State Donate Life Registry.

You can sign up when you obtain a driver license or non-driver identification (ID) card,or when you renew your driver license by signing the donor box that appears on each of these forms. Signing the back of your license does not enroll you in the New York State Donate Life Registry. You can also sign up through the New York State Health Department’s web site, http://www.health.ny.gov/donatelife or on your voter registration form.

Earlier this week I met Thomas Hugh Feeley, Ph.D., University at Buffalo, who does a great deal of work in transplant and grants. Research areas: Applications of social and behavioral theories of persuasion in health and organizational content. One example is:

Promoting Organ Donation through Public Education Campaigns:
A Random-Effects Meta-Analysis

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