Category Organ Donation

Facial Recognition Software and Improved Organ Donor Matching

Linda Wright briefly explains “hoped-for” GeneSetMatch technology and highlights problems for informed consent and public trust.

HIV and Organ Donation: From Taboo to Transplantation

Aviva Goldberg and Marie Chantal Fortin describe the benefits of organ donation between HIV-infected persons.

Uterine Transplantation and the Promise of Womb-anhood

Angel Petropanagos outlines some of the many medical risks and ethical challenges of uterine transplantation, including the challenges with obtaining informed consent and the harms to women as a group.

A Nudge Too Far

Dave Snow challenges “presumed consent” for deceased organ donation.

Needed: More Honesty About Death Before Donation

L. Syd M Johnson examines the controversies surrounding death before organ donation and how current organ procurement practices may foster distrust and discourage donation.

Needed: Better Guidelines for Defining Death

Jacquelyn Shaw contests a number of claims made by Sarah Chapple in her recent critique of the CBC The Fifth Estate documentary Dead Enough.

How Dead is ‘Dead Enough’, Asks the CBC

Sarah Chapple defends organ and tissue donation after cardiac death for patients who are critically ill and dependent on mechanical ventilation, but who do not meet the requirements for neurological death.