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Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up on the Donate Life California Registry at the DMV must be at least 13 years of age to sign up online. Families of registered donors under the age of 18 must still consent to donation before it can be carried out. All major religions support or permit organ, eye and tissue donation. How Donation Saves Lives One person can save eight lives and enhance 75 others through organ, eye and tissue donation. Nearly , Americans are currently waiting for an organ transplant, nearly 22, live in California.
An organ transplant is their only remaining medical option. Sadly, an average of 22 patients die every day while waiting, simply because the organ they needed was not donated in time. A living donor can provide a kidney or a portion of their liver, lung, pancreas or intestine to someone in need. More than 1 million tissue transplants are performed each year and the surgical need for tissue has been steadily rising. Corneal transplants, meanwhile, restore sight to 50, people each year.
Newsletter Signup First Name. Determining Prognosis in Advanced Cancer Conducting a Family Conference Understanding The Illness Experience Oral Opioid Dosing Intervals Taking a Spiritual History Opioid Dose Escalation Hope and Truth Telling Writing a Condolence Letter Opioids and Nausea The explanatory model Dyspnea at End-of-Life Responding to patient emotions Confronting Personal Mortality Grief and Bereavement Part I Ventilator Withdrawal Protocol Part I Information for patients and families about ventilator withdrawal Part III Calculating Opioid Dose Conversions Prevention and Staging Pressure Ulcer Management II: Debridement and Dressings Broaching the Topic of a Palliative Care Consultation Is it Grief or Depression Changing the Status Quo Medical Management of Bowel Obstruction What Do I Tell the Children?
Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain Coping with Tragedy Choosing an opioid combination product Quality of Life Decision Making Capacity What to do when a patient refuses treatment Neuroexcitatory Effects of Opioids: Dealing with anger Psychostimulants in Palliative Care Early Diagnosis of Epidural Metastases The legal liability of undertreatment of pain Informing significant others of a patients death The Living Well Interview
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