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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

IFLScience: Eleven-year-old Liang Yaoyi from South China's Guangdong Province had been fighting brain cancer since he was 9, and surgeries and treatments were not able to eliminate the tumor. As he neared the end, he revealed to his mother that he wanted her to donate his organs so that he could save the lives of other children. Liang passed away June 6, and doctors were able to harvest his liver and kidneys that were successfully transplanted into others who needed them. The medical staff with Liang at the end were very touched by his bravery and selflessness, and someone snapped a photo of them bowing three times to show their utmost respect for him.

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Old Chinese organ donors never die. They just wok away.

#1 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-05 03:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

beautiful.

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-08-05 05:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

To use his heart, it had to be removed while he was still alive, with the recipient prepped & open to receive it in the same O.R. i hope China uses anesthesia for this process, in addition to a paralyzing drug to prevent thrashing. If they did not the boy felt intense pain as his heart was being cut out. The U.K. uses anesthesia to remove a donor's heart; the U.S. DOES NOT.

#3 | Posted by kenx at 2014-08-05 08:58 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I didn't think people with cancer were allowed to donate organs because of the risk the recipient would develop cancer.

#4 | Posted by rcade at 2014-08-06 08:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

Can a donated organ give someone cancer?
The risk of passing on cancer to the person who gets an organ is very small, but there have been some reports in the medical literature of this happening. This is partly because organ recipients are given drugs to suppress their immune systems to help prevent rejection of the transplant. This may make their immune system unable to identify and kill cancer cells that may have been transplanted with the organ.

According to a study by UNOS, under certain circumstances there may be an acceptable risk in using organs from donors who have had certain types of cancer. This is particularly true if there's a long cancer-free interval before the organ donation. At present, UNOS does not recommend accepting organs from people with "actively spreading cancer." The exception to this is organs from donors with primary brain tumors that have not spread beyond the brain stem. These have not been found to impact life expectancy when compared to people who received organs from donors without brain cancer. In a study of nearly 500 organ recipients, no one got the disease from the donated tissue of a person who had brain cancer. Acceptance of organs for donation is up to each organ procurement agency and the organ recipient.

www.cancer.org

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-08-06 01:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Saw a photos with a similar story in Japan.

There really are times to bow before other people.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-06 03:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

Thanks for the heads-up Kenx. I'm currently an organ donor, but I'm definitely going to look into it further to see if I should alter my status.

#7 | Posted by censored at 2014-08-06 04:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bruce I have not been able to watch this. The still picture haunted me. The world can learn from this. Thank you for sharing.

#8 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2014-08-06 06:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder if this could have happened in the nation most affiliated with the sale and robbing of organs from others and our alleged ally. Some people have an affinity not for human rights but a drive for human profits. I'd also like to investigate the anesthesia part.www.ynetnews.com

#9 | Posted by Robson at 2014-08-06 07:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

Very impressive!

But, in an hour the recipient will just need more organs.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-06 08:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

#9, yes it's very ironic considering the widespread problem with organ "donation" in China. I knew someone who worked at a hospital there that catered largely but not exclusively to military and veterans, and there was never any shortage of organs for transplants, if 你有鲁.

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2014-08-06 10:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

#9 =~= i heard about the U.S. not using anesthesia on Dr Karen Albrecht's radio program a year or so ago. She interviewed an anesthesiologist for whom this is a cause. He stated the vital signs of the donor are the same as for a person in severe pain from an auto accident. But since a paralyzing drug is used, the donor has no way to signal distress. Rarely, someone goes thru surgery paralyzed & conscious, when the anesthesia has worn off. Really horrific.

Albrecht's major deal is use of microchipping & surveillance by new w-o, & privacy.

#12 | Posted by kenx at 2014-08-06 11:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-08-05 05:56 PM | Reply | Flag: Flag:

To use his heart, it had to be removed while he was still alive, with the recipient prepped & open to receive it in the same O.R. i hope China uses anesthesia for this process, in addition to a paralyzing drug to prevent thrashing. If they did not the boy felt intense pain as his heart was being cut out. The U.K. uses anesthesia to remove a donor's heart; the U.S. DOES NOT.

That is absolutely the stupidest thing I've heard this year.

It's absolutely untrue, false, and malicious. Hearts are NEVER removed from living donors, the donor is dead.

#13 | Posted by DarkVader at 2014-08-07 11:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

When I think about various ethical social issues, one of the tests I run the issue thru is "can this be translated, even if only partially, to a 20000 BCE society?". In this case, it translates easily: concern for your fellow man, and acting on that concern. (When it can't be translated to 20000 BCE, its a sign it might be a fake issue, for example, all the 'meat/fur is murder' stupidity.....).

It is all a matter of how you use the situations life puts you in.

The child's act was an act of greatness, and worthy of the respect given.

#14 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-08-07 01:50 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Hearts are NEVER removed from living donors, the donor is dead.
#13 | Posted by DarkVader at 2014-08-07 11:48 AM |

Tell it to these folks:
abcnews.go.com
www.dailymail.co.uk
www.dailymail.co.uk

My mind isn't made up, and I'd probably prefer being killed compared to the life that awaits some of these folks, but I'd rather not spend my last few moments suffering the excruciating pain of being dissected alive.

I'm definitely going to put some thought into altering my donation status. Maybe I'll let my next of kin decide when it's time to pull the plug rather than letting some over-eager doctors who have a financial incentive to dice me up make that decision based on less-than-thorough tests for brain death.

#15 | Posted by censored at 2014-08-07 04:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

#3 | Posted by kenx at 2014-08-05 08:58 PM | Reply

Baloney. I don't know which ORs you've been in, but that's not true where I've worked.

#16 | Posted by morris at 2014-08-07 06:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

To use his heart, it had to be removed while he was still alive, with the recipient prepped & open to receive it in the same O.R. i hope China uses anesthesia for this process, in addition to a paralyzing drug to prevent thrashing. If they did not the boy felt intense pain as his heart was being cut out. The U.K. uses anesthesia to remove a donor's heart; the U.S. DOES NOT.

#3 | POSTED BY KENX AT 2014-08-05 08:58 PM | REPLY | FLA

You have no clue what the hell you're talking about.

#17 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-08-07 09:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

#9 =~= i heard about the U.S. not using anesthesia on Dr Karen Albrecht's radio program a year or so ago. She interviewed an anesthesiologist for whom this is a cause. He stated the vital signs of the donor are the same as for a person in severe pain from an auto accident. But since a paralyzing drug is used, the donor has no way to signal distress. Rarely, someone goes thru surgery paralyzed & conscious, when the anesthesia has worn off. Really horrific.
Albrecht's major deal is use of microchipping & surveillance by new w-o, & privacy.

#12 | POSTED BY KENX AT 2014-08-06 11:00 PM | REPLY | FLAG

And... there we go. Someone who worries about the "New World Order"? Yeah, what's she a "Doctor" of... acupuncture? Maybe she's a "Naturopath" *snort*

Also, I can;t find any evidence of any such person having a radio program. Are you sure you didn;t jsut hear something on Alex Jones and make the rest up to make yourself sound credible?

#18 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-08-07 09:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hearts are NEVER removed from living donors, the donor is dead.
#13 | Posted by DarkVader at 2014-08-07 11:48 AM

Not true. They are removed from brain dead persons.

#19 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-08-07 09:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

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