Tag Archives: organ transplants

O Superman

John Rasko Carl Power Sydney, Australia   Christopher Reeve comes to South Park to demonstrate all the hope and horror of embryonic stem cells. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, “Krazy Kripples,” South Park, season 7, episode 2 (2003). The key scene is available here. The creation of human embryonic stem cells in 1998 sparked enormous […]

My health care crisis

Yessenia Gutiérrez Miami, Florida, United States   Fistula in arm for Dialysis. Photo by Yessenia Gutierrez. “Mom, will it hurt?” These were the first words that came out of my mouth the day after my kidneys stopped working. The day after I found out that I had kidney failure and had to get a fistula in […]

Death and the organ donor

Karen Dyer United Kingdom   A Work in Progress by Cathy Peters, RN, MS, APRN-BC Collage art: news and magazine print 24 X 36 inches Historically the “death debate” has been long and intensive, and the definition of death has evolved over the centuries. The ancient civilizations looked for an “absence of a heartbeat” and […]