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organ

awr guhn

  • n  a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
  • n  a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
    The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department
  • n  (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
  • n  a periodical that is published by a special interest group
    the organ of the communist party
  • 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
  • n  a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows

  • 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.
  • In July, China is scheduled to implement new regulations banning organ sales and requiring written consent from donors or their relatives.
  • They are frequently called the gift of life, but organ transplants have always been plagued by a painful irony; as desperately as an ailing body needs a healthy organ to replace a .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - YNN Austin
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - UPI
Quotes

  • Khaw Boon Wan in Newsweek
    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...
  • Morgan Tsvangirai in AFP
    We were all scheduled to go and meet with the troika, the SADC organ on politics and defence,Tsvangirai said.
  • Prince Felipe in The Associated Press
    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...

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