organ organ  /ˈɔr ɡən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
  2. (n) a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
  3. (n) (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
  4. (n) a periodical that is published by a special interest group
  5. (n) wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
  6. (n) a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows

Usage(s):

  1. Taking a page out of a science fiction tale, a scientist at Wake Forest University has figured out how to grow human organs in the lab.
  2. In July, China is scheduled to implement new regulations banning organ sales and requiring written consent from donors or their relatives.
  3. A federal committee broaches the possibility of compensating survivors of organ donors.

News

  1. Organ recipient starts donation awareness group

    Today on "Life in Action," Pat Buchta joined us in the studio to talk about a organization he crated to raise awareness about organ donation, after he had his own experience with organ transplant.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: YNN Austin

  2. Organ transplant rules eased for children

    After weeks of pleas from the family of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan of Newtown Square, the organization that sets national organ-transplant policy voted late Monday to temporarily improve children's access to adolescent and adult donor lungs, despite criticizing a federal judge for doing the same thing for her.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. Organ donation group changes rules on pediatric lung transplants

    RICHMOND, Va., June 11 (UPI) -- The organization supervising organ donation in the United States revised its policy for children needing lung transplants Monday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UPI

Quotes

  1. Khaw said the Health Ministry would also push to amend existing laws on organ transplants to remove an age limit on deceased donors, currently set at 60 years, because "the suitability of the organ depends on its condition rather than the age of the...
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Khaw Boon Wan Source: Newsweek

  2. "We were all scheduled to go and meet with the troika, the SADC organ on politics and defence," Tsvangirai said.
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: AFP

  3. The international Transplantation Society and Spain's National Transplant Organization received the award "for their crucial work in establishing the medical and ethical principles that govern clinical care and scientific research on organ...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Prince Felipe Source: The Associated Press

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