Saturday, 28 December 2013

Branded Organs

Christmas is, of course, the season for gift-giving, but I've not seen a lot of coverage recently regarding organ donation as the gift of life. One story that has been in the news is that of a surgeon who carved his initials on a patient's liver. The BBC provides an ethical analysis here.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Heart Transplant Survival Record

A British heart transplant patient has entered the record books, surviving 31 years (and counting) since receiving a heart transplant in 1982. A clear demonstration of the potential benefits that a transplant can bring.