7/13(Sat) Organ transplantation and donation (Host: Blithe)

7/13(Sat) Organ transplantation and donation (Host: Blithe)

文章Blithe » 週二 7月 09, 2019 12:28 am

Hi, everyone. I’m Blithe.
We hear organ transplantation and organ donation frequently, but don’t really have a chance to discuss them.
Today, let’s talk about them!
Before we start this topic, you can read the material below. The articles could give you some basic knowledge about organ transplantation and organ donation.
Donation and Transplantation: How does it work?
What You Need to Know About Organ Transplants

There are thousands of people in Taiwan waiting for organ transplantation, but most of them can’t make it before they die.
Here is a commercial of organ donation.
The Most AMAZING commercial ever!!! - Coleman Sweeney
And you can sign organ donation consent easily on the website and send permit to organ donation association.

Session one
1.Do you have the experience of blood donation? Why do you want to, or not want to, donate your blood?
2.Will you donate your organ if you are brain dead? Why or why not?
3.If your family members (partner, parents or children) have liver disease and need transplantation and you are found to be a suitable liver donor, would you like to donate your liver to them?
4.Do you agree on presumed consent (推定意願) for organ donation in Taiwan?
(What is presumed consent?)

Session two

In most countries, including Taiwan, organ trade is illegal. However, it happens every day around the world. This is the article about organ trade.
A look inside the murky world of the illegal organ trade
1. If you (or your family members) need organ transplantation urgently to save your life, will you look to organ trade? Why or why not?
2. Do you think doctors in Taiwan should prescribe patients immunosuppressive drug (immunosuppressant) if they know the patients have received organs via black market?
3. Do you think organ cloning will happen in the future? Do you agree on it?
(Could we clone our organs to be used in a transplant?)
4. Will you accept transplant of cloned organs to live longer?

3:45 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:10 ~ 5:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:15 ~ 5:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements ********************************************************************************************************************************************
聚會時間:請準時 4:00 pm 到 ~ 約 6:30 pm 左右結束
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Re: 7/13(Sat) Organ transplantation and donation (Host: Blit

文章Iris Wu » 週六 7月 13, 2019 6:42 am

Great topics!

It's so wonderful that YoYo has members with such diversified professional expertise. It has been a busy week and I was thinking I might skip the meeting, but when I looked the contents, I was thrilled by the intention and diligence of the host. "Presumed Consent" will be a debatable subject, but nevertheless it raises and promotes the awareness.
I did not check the statistics, but organ donation rate is probably low in Taiwan. If this discussion can inspire some people to consider and maybe put in action, then, the effort is worthwhile.
Iris Wu
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Re: 7/13(Sat) Organ transplantation and donation (Host: Blit

文章Blithe » 週六 7月 13, 2019 3:17 pm

Iris, thanks for your reply. In fact, I'm not a professional of organ transplantation and even not familiar to it. So, I also learned a lot from preparing this topic. Today, we will not discuss about the medical aspect of it too much, but focus more on its ethical aspect and its impact in our life. I hope we will not discuss it too seriously today and could get a lot of inspiration from it.
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Re: 7/13(Sat) Organ transplantation and donation (Host: Blit

文章Kooper » 週三 7月 17, 2019 7:13 pm

Attendees(16): Apple, Blithe (host), Christina, Christine Hsiu, Iris Wu, Jerry, Julian, Kevin, Kooper, Sabrina, Shirley, Steve Cheng, Tim, Tina Fang, Timothy, Tom Lee
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