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Oct 6, 2016

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UNOS announces technology changes to increase organ donations in U.S.

Richmond-based United Network for Organ Sharing plans to implement several technology and data tools within its network of organizations over the next year to increase the number of organ transplants nationwide.  Under contract with the Health Services and Resources Administration of the U.S....

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Jul 5, 2016

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Apple pushes organ donor registration for US iPhone users

Apple will give US users the ability to sign up as organ donors on their iPhones as part of its upcoming iOS 10 update. The chief executive, Tim Cook, says he hopes the easy sign-up button in theHealth app will help ease a longstanding donor shortage in the US. Read More

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Using Tweets and Posts to Speed Up Organ Donation

In 2004, Rick Segal, a father of four living in Rye, N.Y., found his stamina inexplicably failing him as he did his regular runs. He went to see his doctor, and learned he had a genetic disease that enlarges and weakens the heart. Segal was about to turn 50, but his heart was pumping at one-eighth...

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May 8, 2015

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The Great American Kidney Swap

Waiting for a donated organ is a long shot, and buying one is illegal. But sophisticated software, combined with old-fashioned selflessness, could be a solution. Before surgeons stitched a kidney from a 32-year-old former Marine into his abdomen in March, Mark Kim spent almost two years on dialysis.

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Apr 15, 2015

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Should Patients Be Able to Find Organ Donors on Facebook?

The list for a donor organ in Belgium is 1,248 patients long. Many will wait more than three years to receive a kidney. Roel Marien, 39 and the father of two young girls, says he does not have the time to sit and wait. So he took matters into his own hands and began to search for a donor among his...

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