Will an algorithm – instead of a human – decide who gets a replacement kidney or a liver or a heart? Yes. Not just any algorithm, but one using AI (artificial intelligence). … Continue readingWill Computers Decide Who Gets Organs?
This is the story that needs to be told. It’s about a little British boy named Max Johnson, age 10, at the door of death, waiting for a heart. This is also the story of a little British girl named Keira Ball, age 9, with a heart of gold. She saved the lives of Max and three other kids. … Continue readingA Heart-Warming Story
Should high-school students be taught about organ and tissue donations? Yes, according to a Bill that’s currently being debated in the state of Maryland in the US. … Continue readingTeach Organ Donation in High School?
He was in a clinically certified comatose state for 23 years! But he was conscious all, or most of the time. This is the strange story of Mr Rom Houben, a Belgian who was born in 1963 and suffered a car crash in 1983 that left him in a coma. Or did it? … Continue readingConsciousness in a Coma
Police in Islamabad busted a gang involved in trading in human organs when a gang member promised an ailing patient a fresh kidney for the equivalent of US$16,500 (2m Pakistan rupees) and scooted off. … Continue readingOrgan Gang in Pak Nabbed
When you die, should your healthy organs be automatically available for transplant? Is this an ideal way to increase the number of organs available for transplantation? … Continue readingAn Excerpt from Organ Gold