organ donors http://michiganradio.org en Would you accept an organ donation from a criminal? http://michiganradio.org/post/would-you-accept-organ-donation-criminal <p>A study from the University of Michigan suggests that people won't accept organ donations or blood transfusions from donors who are criminals.</p><p>The study's lead author is Meredith Meyer. She is a research fellow in the University of Michigan's Psychology Department. The study&nbsp;<a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cogs.12023/full">was published in the Journal of Cognitive Science</a>.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:09:19 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13838 at http://michiganradio.org Would you accept an organ donation from a criminal? A new call for organ donors in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/new-call-organ-donors-michigan <p>There&rsquo;s a new push underway to get more Michiganders to sign up as future organ donors.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan ranks 44<sup>th</sup> in the percentage of adults who are registered organ donors.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Richard Pietroski says that&rsquo;s not good enough.&nbsp; He&rsquo;s the chief executive officer of <a href="http://www.giftoflifemichigan.org/become_a_donor/">Gift of Life Michigan</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Pietroski says the 3 thousand critically ill Michiganders waiting for an organ or tissue transplant have to wait longer than they should.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:57:03 +0000 Steve Carmody 4372 at http://michiganradio.org A new call for organ donors in Michigan Spectrum Hospital completes first heart transplant in west Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/spectrum-hospital-completes-first-heart-transplant-west-michigan <p>Doctors are <a href="http://www.spectrum-health.org/body.cfm?id=677&amp;action=detail&amp;ref=561">celebrating the first successful heart transplant</a> done in west Michigan. In <a href="http://www.spectrum-health.org/body.cfm?id=677&amp;action=detail&amp;ref=442">February Spectrum Health was approved</a> to perform heart transplants. Three other hospitals in Michigan are allowed to do the complicated procedure, but they’re all located in southeast Michigan.</p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 23:38:24 +0000 Lindsey Smith 594 at http://michiganradio.org Spectrum Hospital completes first heart transplant in west Michigan