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Organ donation is on the rise.

Proceed To Article HHS Announces Increase In Organ Donations And New Tool To Support And Empower Families Making Donation Decisions
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) announced yesterday that the number of organ donors increased nearly 4 percent during the first half of 2000 compared to the first six months of 1999.  This increase is similar to the positive trend reported for the first five months of the year by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) More...

Proceed To Article How To Become An Organ And Tissue Donor
This guide can help answer a family's or patient's questions regarding organ donation. Download a copy of an organ donation card and read other information about the process. More...

Proceed To Article Quality Of Care Standards - Hospital Conditions Of Participation For Organ Donation
Some time ago, HCFA published a final rule that imposes several requirements a hospital must meet to increase organ donation. One of these requirements is that a hospital must have an agreement with the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO), under which the hospital will contact the OPO in a timely manner about individuals who die or whose death is imminent in the hospital. The OPO will then determine the individual's medical suitability for donation. More...

Proceed To Article Medwave, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Approval For Vasotrax(TM) Handheld Blood Pressure Monitor
Medwave Inc. announced today that it has received 510(k) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its handheld blood pressure monitor, the Vasotrax. With this approval, Vasotrax is now available for sale in the United States. More...

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JAMA Study Shows Arthritis Medication Causes Fewer Gastrointestinal Problems Than Traditional Drugs
A newer medication used to treat arthritis appeared to have fewer deleterious side effects than the traditional therapies studied, according to a study published in the Sept. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). More...

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