Organ Donation Resource Center

American College of Cardiology Letter of Support

Reforming Organ Donation in America

HB 3874 Organ Donor One Pager

2017 Donor Designation by State

State Data - Removal by Ethnicity by Year

State Data - Removal Reasons by Year

Do Defaults Save Lives?

Opting-In vs. Opting Out


Opt-Out Policies Increase Organ Donation


I. National

a.       DonateLifeAmerica

 

b.       DonateLife America Annual Reports ( with donor designation scorecards, typically on the pages in mid 20s)

1.       2018:  https://www.donatelife.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DLA_AnnualReport.pdf

2.       2017:  https://www.donatelife.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2017_AnnualUpdate_singlepages_small.pdf

3.       2016: https://www.donatelife.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/DLA_AnnualReport_2016-low-res.pdf

4.       2015: https://www.donatelife.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2015-DLA_Annual-Report_FINAL-for-onscreen-viewing.pdf

 

c.       HHS-OrganDonor.gov

1.       U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation

2.       Organ Donor Statistics

 

 

d.       HHS-Organ Procurement and Transplant Network

1.       State Data: 1-Click on Texas, then 2-Click on Category, the best ones are a.) Waiting list Removals-then click on Removal Reasons by Year,  or Category Donors-then All Organ Types

2.       Main Web site

3.       OPTN Data

 

II. Texas

a.       DonateLifeTexas 

1.       DonateLifeTexas - Fun Facts

2.       DonateLifeTexas - How to register * “Interesting on this page it indicates your decision cannot be revoked by your family or next of kin.”

 

b.       Texas OPOs

1.       Southwest TexasAlliance

a.       STA: https://organ.org/becoming-a-donor/ * interesting how on this page registering to become a donor is a legally binding contract that cannot be over-turned by a family member. 

2.       LifeGift 

3.       TOSCA - Texas Organ Sharing Alliance

c.       Societies:

1.       Texas Transplant Society

a. https://transplanttexas.org/page/organ_donation * on this page interesting
how it says does require authorization from family member if registered
.

                                   

2.       Texas Chapter of American College of Cardiology

 

3.       American Society of Transplantation

 

 

III. International

a.       Spain:

1.       https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ajt.14104

 

b.       France

1.       http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/01/frances-new-opt-out-organ-donation-system-is-a-good-idea.html?mid=twitter-share-scienceofus

2.       https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/02/france-organ-donation-law

 

c.       Austria

1.       https://sparq.stanford.edu/solutions/opt-out-policies-increase-organ-donation

 

d.       Wales

1.       https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/jun/30/opt-out-organ-donation-scheme-uk-wales

 

e.       England

1. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47359682 Organ donor law change named after Max and Keira

2. https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/17/everyone-britain-will-organ-donor-2020-unless-opt-8917790/  Everyone in Britain will be an organ donor from 2020 unless they opt-out

 

 

IV. Opt-In vs Opt Out

 

a.       NYT: Making it Easier to Be an Organ Donor

 

b.       Do Defaults Save Lives

 

c.       Opt Out vs Opt In

d.       Organ Donation:  Opt Out vs Opt In

e.       Stanford: The Meaning of Defaults For Potential Organ Donors 

 

f.        The impact of presumed consent legislation oncadeveric organ donation: A cross-country study

 

g.       An international comparison of deceased and living organdonation/transplant rates in opt-in and opt-out systems: a panel study                               

 

h.       Science Daily: Do we Opt-in or Opt Out?

i.         Standford SPARQ'OptOut' Policies Increase Organ Donation