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"Reflections on the Body" Living Organ Donation

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Macey Henderson

on 24 February 2015

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Transcript of "Reflections on the Body" Living Organ Donation

Macey Leigh Henderson, J.D.
Co-Founder & Director of Transplant Services
@HERO Network LLC
"Reflections on the Body"
Living Organ Donation

Whats it like to be a living organ donor?
Everyone has a different story.
The Legal Stuff
According to the law of property.....
"Gift" = the voluntary transfer of property from one person
(the donor or grantor) to another (the donee or grantee) without full valuable consideration.
Required Elements for Legal Effect
Donative Intent
Actually delivered to donee
Actually accepted by the donee
The Impact of Social Media
A Presentation for the Department of Medical Humanities and Health Studies. Indiana University School of Liberal Arts @ IUPUI
There are extensive federal and state laws regulating organ and tissue donation & transplantation.
Our Body. Our Property?
Ethics of Living Organ Transplantation
In Bioethics
ask: is it worth harming a healthy person in order to make a sick person well?

In Clinical Ethics
ask: is the medical community living up to the duty of informed consent for the donors?
What value do we hold in our own body parts?
Facebook's new feature has the potential to revolutionize the field of organ transplantation because large numbers of people will be expressing publicly what they want to happen to their organs after they die. People are more prone to be influenced by their friends or family than by activists or public health officials.
"If you really use these tools and techniques, it can go viral," he said. "I hope it catches on in the next year and we look back and think 2012 was the year when we woke Americans up and started a social epidemic that isn't just a short term phenomenon."
National Organ Transplant Act (1984)
Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA)
Kidney v. Ova, Sperm,Blood et al.
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