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Organ gifting; merge[edit]

I suggest merging the new article organ gifting to here. There seems too great an overlap for two standalone articles. What do others think? --John (talk) 15:05, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Organ transplantation covers a wide area of which Organ donation, Organ harvesting, Organ trade, Religious views on organ donation and Organ gifting are a part. Organ gifting deals with medical issues surrounding donation - it is a distinct area, so a merge is not appropriate. As part of a general tidy up of articles relating to organ transplantaion it might be worth considering how much of the content of Organ gifting should be summarised in either this article (Organ transplantation) or the Organ donation article. SilkTork *YES! 17:35, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Gonad transplant[edit]

I removed the following paragraph, as it seems dubious.

Transplant of a single gonad (testis) from a living donor was carried out in early July 1926 in Zaječar, Serbia, by a Russian emigré surgeon Dr. Peter Vasil'evič Kolesnikov. The donor was a convicted murderer, one Ilija Krajan, whose death sentence was commuted to 20 years imprisonment and he was led to believe that it was done because he had donated his testis to an elderly medical doctor. Both the donor and the receiver survived, but charges were brought in a court of law by the public prosecutor against Dr. Kolesnikov, not for performing the operation, but for lying to the donor. (v. Timočki medicinski glasnik, Vol.29 (2004) #2, p. 115-117 ISSN 0350-2899 article in Serbian)

Although the ISSN checks out, I could not find any relevant Google hits (web, books, journals) for "Ilija Krajan" or "Peter Kolesnikov" and the web link that's given is dead. You'd think that if someone successfully carried out an organ transplant in 1926, it would be documented somewhere. howcheng {chat} 03:05, 22 December 2010 (UTC)


It seems you couldn't find because you didn't look. The name of the medical hounral is given above as "Timočki medicinski glasnik" and the year, vol. and pp. are given too. The only reason that the link appeared broken to you is because the .yu domain of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia had been discontinued and they use the .rs domain for Serbia now.

The page is on:, and for the poor monolinguals out there, there's Google Translate: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:13, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Downsides of organ transplants[edit]

There should be some mention of the many downsides of organ transplantation.

Fix dead links & link to other wikipedia page[edit]

For the references that are currently listed as dead links under the section titled, "Forced donation" & might be more useful resources. Also for more detailed information on the organ donation laws in China I suggest there be a link to the wikipedia page titled, Organ transplantation in the People's Republic of China in the section titled, "Organ transplant laws." Naf24 (talk) 18:13, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Regrettably censored article.[edit]

The "Forced Donation" section is totally watered down. It fails to mention by name the single most outrageous violent organ transplant incident, the "Yellow House" scandal, where kosovan alban rebels culled 300 caged serbian women, children and POWs and shipped their organs to turkish private clinics for transplant into certain foreigners.

The EU comissioner lady quit her position after french, german, US and Vatican heads all told her to stop investigating this case of genocide due to ineffable Middle East connections. The serbian state security agency has sworn to effect revenge on Hasim Tachi, the alban honcho who was responsible for this heinous crime. (talk) 16:56, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Section Types of donor[edit]

This section seems out of date, factually incorrect, contradicts other articles and has a US bias. Is there anyone who takes an interest in organ donation who would be able to update this section? Mike 16:08, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion of a stub or related article[edit]

In regards to expanding on this section, one should consider a stub about animal replacement based organs, such as the Vacanti mouse. The idea of growing replacement organs, limbs, or tissue from other animals was an idea that circulated in the late 90's but hasn't been expanded. Should one be included?

vguyver *YES! 23:27, 5 February 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Ethics - cost-effectiveness[edit]

Given that in the United States, a kidney transplant may demand $100,000, a liver $250,000, and a heart $860,000, what is the cost-effectiveness of such operations, compared to other medical interventions, like vaccines, preventive care, ... [QUALY] stats available? Let's add that to the article...--Elvey (talk) 21:34, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Dayton, J. D., Kanter, K. R., Vincent, R. N., & Mahle, W. T. (2006). Cost-effectiveness of pediatric heart transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 25(4), 409–415. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2005.11.443 (talk) 16:10, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
And about kidney transplants that are described as "highly cost-effective". Sjö (talk) 08:22, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

First ovarian transplant[edit]

The article mentions Dr P Mhatre as having done the first ovarian transplant at Wadia Hospital Bombay in 2005. However, there was a news article in 2002 that talked about Dr Mhatre having performed it at Kothari Hospital. It also said that the operation was first done in China at Zhejiang Medical Science University in March of that year. Here is a link to the article: ````uttamsirur 28/9/2012 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uttamsirur (talkcontribs) 05:15, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Article name[edit]

'Transplant surgery' redirects here; but this article discusses hands, arms, legs, faces and corneas, none of which are organs. I think the former would be a more appropriate location for this content. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:14, 4 January 2013 (UTC)