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Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

The LA Times is reporting that the  death of a disabled 8-year-old boy in 2013 is currently under investigation by Los Angeles police and the DA office. Back in 2013, Cole Hartman’s father found his son with his head submerged in their washing machine. Cole went into cardiac arrest, but paramedics were able to resuscitate him. … Continue reading Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

John Kelly Testifies for ASAN Bill in MA Prohibiting Disability Discrimination in Organ Transplant Eligibility

On October 20, John Kelly submitted testimony on behalf of Second Thoughts Massachusetts and Not Dead Yet in support of H 3271, “An Act concerning nondiscrimination in access to organ transplantation.” Not Dead Yet is proud to follow the leadership of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) on this issue. Lydia Brown of the Boston … Continue reading John Kelly Testifies for ASAN Bill in MA Prohibiting Disability Discrimination in Organ Transplant Eligibility

Pallimed Blogger Doc Not Happy with Organ Procurement Proposals

Christian Sinclair, a palliative care and hospice physician who writes on the Pallimed blog, caught the NPR story on the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) meeting earlier this week to issue new sweeping rules on “Donation after Cardiac Death.” Good news, for now, BTW.  We have been informed that the … Continue reading Pallimed Blogger Doc Not Happy with Organ Procurement Proposals