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ITNS Research Director Sandy Cupples, PhD RN, was recently inducted into the 2014 American Academy of Nursing Class of Fellows. Congratulations on this achievement!


From left to right: Lisa Cupples (Tim's wife), Sandy's sister Beth, Keith Cupples, Sandy Cupples, Tom Kruse (Cindy Cupples' husband), Cindy, John Liddy (Meredith's husband), Tim Cupples, Jackie Cupples.


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Why don't people want to donate their organs?
The Atlantic
Around 21 Americans die each day waiting for transplants. What's behind the reluctance to posthumously save a life?
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Russia's unknown, unwilling organ donors
The Moscow Times
After a road accident in January, Alina Sablina lay in a coma for six days. Her parents were with her in the hospital from the day after the accident until the day before her death. Only a month after the funeral did her parents find out that they buried their daughter without seven of her organs. While filling out paperwork in connection with the criminal case against the driver who caused the accident, her mother came across a forensic report that detailed the removal of her daughter's organs by Moscow City Clinical Hospital No. 1.
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Family returns brain-damaged son to Turkey for organ donation
Hurriyet Daily News
A two-year-old Turkish boy, whose intended heart transplant surgery in Germany was rejected because he had suffered brain damage, has been returned to Turkey by his parents "only to donate his organs."
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Experts urge US to change organ donation policies
Medical Xpress
A group of more than 300 prominent doctors, religious leaders and ethicists recently urged President Barack Obama to change the current system for organ donation, saying too few people get life-saving transplants.
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Blood test predicts signs of acute rejection in kidney transplants
University of California San Francisco
Researchers at UC San Francisco have developed a potential test for diagnosing and predicting acute rejection in kidney transplants, a finding that eventually could replace the need for biopsies and lead to earlier detection and treatment.
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Biolab helps organ transplant patients by introducing the Panel Reactive Antibodies test
Albawaba
As part of its continued efforts to revolutionize the field of diagnostic medicine and elevate the standards of healthcare, Biolab, the leading accredited diagnostic laboratories in the Kingdom, recently launched the Panel Reactive Antibodies (PRA) test — an advanced immunology test that determines the type and quantity of antibodies present in patients seeking organ transplants such as kidney transplant. The PRA test utilizes an advanced diagnostic approach that stands to substantially increase the chances of successful organ transplants, saving lives and costs in the process.
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Prevention is key: Workplace violence in the hospital
By Keith Carlson
With the recent news of several nurses in a Minnesota hospital being injured by a patient wielding a metal bar, the issue of healthcare workers facing violence in the workplace is again receiving media scrutiny. Those employed in emergency departments understand they are particularly subject to the emotional volatility of patients who may face long waits in particularly busy facilities. However, the recent events in Minnesota demonstrate that a normal medical-surgical unit is not immune from such violence.
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