AmeriNZ 214 – Unusual subject

amerinz_podcast_150x150It’s my busiest week, but I took some time out to talk with you. I have a very unusual subject this week, which is introduced by a voicemail message. To start out, I tell you a story from my childhood, which then leads into the main topic. Have any other podcasters talked about this topic?

Archerr will be doing a live show on Pride 48 at 7:30pm Thursday US time (11:30am Friday NZ time)..

Links for this episode
AmeriNZ #32 – More Expats – The episode with Dawn and Darren
Roger Green has a new blog address.
International Donor Rates
Organ donation and legislation by John McCall in The NZ Medical Journal
Organ Donation New Zealand
The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand – Organ Allocation Protocols

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4 thoughts on “AmeriNZ 214 – Unusual subject

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  2. Thank you for this podcast. This is a subject that I feel very strongly about for no reason other than it may help to save a life.
    It made me curious about U.S. law on the subject so I plan to do a little research myself and will let you know what I come up with.

  3. Well, Arthur – As someone who is signed up in New York State as a potential organ donor, I am nevertheless appalled by the potential NYS law. I’m uncomfortable with “opt out” generally, but cculd live with it.

    But the author of the bill, “who proposed the measure says the only reason his daughter is alive is because she was able to get two kidney transplants,” would also state that “next of kin would no longer be able to challenge the decision of their dead relatives to donate their organs.”

    This article from the New York Daily News – – says that Spain, Austria, and Belgium have “presumed consent”.

    In any case, without a state budget (5 weeks late and counting), it won’t even get out of committee.

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