Surgery

Deceased organ donation rose among Blacks but still lags

(HealthDay)—Deceased organ donation increased among some racial groups, particularly among Black people, from 1999 to 2017, but substantial racial and ethnic differences remain, according to a study published online Feb. ...

Medical research

When is dead really dead?

A new international study, led by Dr. Sonny Dhanani of the CHEO Research Institute, and published in the January 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, documents the physiology of the dying process. Working closely ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 has affected organ donation

In 2019, surgeons across the U.S. performed a record high number of organ transplant procedures (39,719), according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). More than 19,000 living and deceased donors gave the gift ...

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