In March 2014, Illinois woman Heather Krueger was diagnosed with stage 4 liver disease. Doctors told her she would live just a few more months unless she found a donor. „I was told I had less than a 50 percent chance of living more than two months,“ Krueger told ABC about her experience. „It was traumatic.
Nach der ersten Penistransplantation in den USA sind die Ärzte vorsichtig optimistisch. Der Patient erholt sich – und hofft auf eine neue Liebe.
Eine junge Kellnerin einer Fastfoodkette in den USA erfährt von der schweren Krankheit eines Stammgastes – und entschließt sich zu handeln: Sie spendet ihm eine ihrer Nieren.
Today is the big day after 2 years of constant doctor visits my favorite hooters guest will finally get a chance at a normal life again. This is Donald Thomas or as all the girls at hooters know him "The DON!" He's been going to Roswell hooters for more than 10 years. He's a Vietnam war veteran, father of 2, His wife past away from breast cancer and a few years later he got kidney failure. After 3 months of working there and knowing him God answered my prayer but most important answered his prayer of years! I've been praying for God to answer me if donating one of my kidneys was the right thing to do and The Don was praying for a donor that may have never appeared. He sent me to this world to serve him and others and as a daughter of God I offered him one of my kidneys. Many people think I'm crazy because of the age difference but then again age is just a number, it's how young your heart is and your desire to live. Around the same time I met him my grandmother was going through something similar but I wasn't able to help her and it will forever be in my heart. My higher calling maybe wasn't for my grandma but for a complete stranger. NO he's not paying me for a kidney or tips me really good, just to clarify ! He's just an ordinary person with the desire to live a few more years. If he can live 2 more year the happiest he's ever been without having to sit in a room 3 times a week filtering his blood for 8 hours and finally have a full glass of water or finally get to pee again then go ahead take my kidney. I know God will give him way more years to come. All I ask is for prayers and for all of you to be thankful that you're healthy and alive because some people do have it worst! #godisgood
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Marianna Villarreal hat jetzt eine Crowdfunding-Initiative gestartet, um für die Rehabilitation Geld zu sammeln.
Von all den US-amerikanischen Staaten, liegt New York auf dem vorletzten Platz, was Organspende angeht. Gerade mal 23% der Yankees-Bevölkerung sind als Organspender registriert – und ihr wisst wie groß NY ist!! Von ca. 122 Tausend Menschen, die in den USA auf eine Organspende warten, sitzen übrigens 10 tausend von denen in der Metropole. Und aus diesem Grund soll nun mehr Aufmerksamkeit für dieses wichtige Thema erzeugt werden!
Die Kampagne Long Live New York soll helfen. Initiiert vom New York Organ Donor Network in Zusammenarbeit mit der dort ansässigen Agentur Young & Rubicam startete man u.A. verschiedene Aktionen via Social Media. Außerdem produzierte der französische Oscarpreisträger Laurent Witz einen wirklich schönen Kurzfilm für die Kampagne. In dem Film ist zu sehen, wie die Stadt plötzlich kein Leben mehr hat, symbolisiert durch die berühmte Uhr aus dem Central Station, die plötzlich aufhörte zu ticken. Um diese wieder in Gang zu bringen, spendeten die New Yorker in dem Fall Schrott, doch im wahren Leben hilft kein Schrott, sondern vielleicht ein Organ.
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Aside from the six-figure price tag, what was striking was just how easy it was for Ophira Dorin to buy a kidney.
Two years ago, as she faced the dispiriting prospect of spending years on dialysis, Ms. Dorin set out to find an organ broker who could help her bypass Israel’s lengthy transplant wait list. Only 36, she had a promising job at a software company and dreams of building a family. To a woman who raced cars for kicks, it seemed unthinkable that her best days might be tethered to a soul-sapping machine.
For five years, Ms. Dorin had managed her kidney disease by controlling her diet, but it had gradually overrun her resistance. Unable to find a matching donor among family and friends, she faced a daily battle against nausea, exhaustion and depression.
A broker who trades in human organs might seem a difficult thing to find. But Ms. Dorin’s mother began making inquiries around the hospital where she worked, and in short order the family came up with three names: Avigad Sandler, a former insurance agent long suspected of trafficking; Boris Volfman, a young Ukrainian émigré and Sandler protégé; and Yaacov Dayan, a wily businessman with interests in real estate and marketing.
The men were, The New York Times learned during an investigation of the global organ trade, among the central operators in Israel’s irrepressible underground kidney market. For years, they have pocketed enormous sums for arranging overseas transplants for patients who are paired with foreign donors, court filings and government documents show.
The brokers maintain they operate legally and do not directly help clients buy organs. Dodging international condemnation and tightening enforcement, they have nimbly shifted operations across the globe when any one destination closes its doors. Weiterlesen
So geht der Staat an die Nieren
17.07.2014, 09:41 Uhr · Ständig fehlen Organspender. Die deutschen Gesetze machen alles noch schlimmer.
Von Patrick Bernau
Kaum ein Problem wird schon so lange in so vielen Ländern diskutiert und ist trotzdem so ungelöst wie der Mangel an Organen. Immer ist die Liste der Leute, die eine Organspende brauchen, viel länger als die der Organspenden. Allein in den Vereinigten Staaten sterben jährlich 10.000 Menschen, die eine Niere bräuchten. Und in Deutschland ist die Spendenbereitschaft seit dem letzten Organspenden-Skandal noch geringer geworden, obwohl die Organspender in dem Skandal überhaupt keinen Schaden erlitten hatten.
Dabei hat der Bundestag vor wenigen Jahren erst eine neue Regel eingeführt. Inzwischen müssen die Krankenkassen ihre Versicherten alle zwei Jahre fragen, ob sie Organe spenden wollen – damit auch ja niemand vergisst, über diese Frage nachzudenken und eine Antwort zu geben. Doch vielleicht ist diese Lösung gar nicht so gut. Weiterlesen
‚His mother can put her hands on me and feel him breathing‘: Lung transplant patient gets rare opportunity to meet the family of the man who saved her life
Lyndsey McLaughlin met Diana Rodriguez whose son’s lungs she received
Ms McLaughlin has cystic fibrosis and wouldn’t have lived without the op
Adrian Rodriguez was just 18 when he slipped in front of a train and died
By Emma Innes
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PUBLISHED: 14:37 GMT, 29 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 29 November 2013
|Lindsey McLaughlin (right), 28, met Diana Rodriguez (left). Ms McLaughlin would not be alive today if Ms Rodriguez had not agreed to donate her son’s lungs when he died in an accident at the age of 18|
A young woman has been given the opportunity to meet the mother of the man who, through his death, saved her life. Lyndsey McLaughlin, 28, met Diana Rodriguez whose 18-year-old son’s lungs she was given during life-saving transplant surgery. Normally, organ donors legally have to remain anonymous but the two New York women were so keen to meet that they made it happen. Ms McLaughlin, who has cystic fibrosis, nearly died while waiting for a lung transplant, ABC News reports.
She struggled for every breath and had been told she did not have long to live.At the time she told ABC News: ‘I’m 26 years old. I should be out every Friday and Saturday night. I should be at the bars having a couple of drinks, not worrying about how many medicines I’m going to have to take the next day.’ Lyndsey’s mother, Donna McLaughlin, added: ‘I used to go to her apartment every day when she really got sick… and I would walk to work crying knowing that my daughter was dying before my eyes and there wasn’t a thing I could do about it.’
After seven months on the New York organ donor list, Ms McLaughlin received a call to say a donor had been found. During lengthy and complicated surgery on April 3, 2011, at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Ms McLaughlin received Adrian Rodriguez’s lungs.
The aspiring chef had been declared brain dead after being hit by a train when he slipped and fell on the station platform on his way to school. After the surgery, Ms McLaughlin says she was haunted by thoughts of the person who saved her life – at the time, all she knew was that he was an 18-year-old man from New York.
As a result, she contacted the New York Organ Donor Network and was told her donor’s family was as keen to meet up as she was. The meeting gave Ms McLaughlin and her family the chance to thank Ms Rodriguez in person.
Donna McLaughlin explained that she cannot imagine how Ms Rodrigues felt the day her son died. She said she just hopes Ms Rodrigues knows how grateful they are that she decided to allow her son’s organs to be donated. Ms McLaughlin told ABC News: ‘It’s crazy for me to think that she can literally put her hands here and she can feel it’s him breathing. It’s him breathing and I’m breathing with him.’ Ms McLaughlin added that she thinks about Adrian all of the time and that she is always thanking him.
|In den USA wird jeder Bürger, der einen Führerschein macht oder neu beantragt, automatisch gefragt, ob er zum Spenden bereit sei.|
Millionen-Spender-Marke. Das Ziel, die Zahl der registrierten Spender bis Ende 2012 auf 120 Millionen zu vergrößern, konnte allerdings nicht erreicht werden.
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Larry Swilling can put down his sign. His wife is finally getting the kidney he promised her.
Fox Carolina reported in the segment above that the 78-year-old husband, who walked the roads of Anderson County, S.C., with a sandwich board proclaiming „Need Kidney 4 Wife,“ received the stunning news that the Medical University of South Carolina found a donor.
A teary Swilling could barely contain himself in the interview. But his spouse, Jimmie Sue Swilling, summed it up best: „I knew it was going to happen because I know him. He wouldn’t have stopped until he got me one.“
The Swillings captured hearts about a year ago when Larry took to the streets with his sign. Jimmie Sue had been born with one kidney, and that one was failing. No family members were a match, so Swilling concocted his seemingly far-fetched plan to get the word out. The sign and media attention got many people to come forward but provided no match.
Swilling refused to give up, citing their devotion forged by 57 years together. „I love her more now than I believe when I married her because we’re not two, we’re one,“ he told CNN at the time. „We need each other.“
The couple believes their story caught the attention of the Virginia Beach, Va., donor. Fox reports that final confirmation tests will be conducted in Charleston, and Jimmie Sue could have the transplant surgery as early as Sept. 12.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 96,000 Americans are waiting for lifesaving kidney transplants.
zeigt ein weiteres Beispiel aus Syracuse, USA (St. Joe’s „dead“ patient awoke as docs prepared to remove organs | syracuse.com) über den auch das Magazin Focus berichtete. Auch hier wurden grundlegende Fehler bei der Feststellung des Hirntodes gemacht, bei dem sich die Untersucher nicht an das Protokoll gehalten haben.
Weitere Fehldiagnosen sind in der britischen Presse zu finden, aber auch in Dänemark.
Protokoll zur Feststellung des Hirntodes