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The Balancing Act: Acquisition and Allocation in Organ Donation

On October 24th the New York City Bar Association Committee on Bioethical Issues in conjunction with the New York Organ Donor Network presented a symposium exploring the ethical and legal implications in organ donation.

Speakers and Topics:

  • Christina W. Strong, J.D., Law Offices of Christina Woodward Strong - Legal overview of organ donation system including the state registry and the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA)
  • Dana Lustbader, M.D., FCCM, FCP, FAAHPM, Director, Palliative Medicine Fellowship, North Shore-LIJ - Autonomy and end-of-life care, family dynamics in DCD donations
  • Tia Powell, M.D., Director, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics, Montefiore Medical Center - Ethical issues
  • Michael Goldstein, M.D., Medical Director, New York Organ Donor Network; Director of Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation - Mount Sinai Medical Center - Allocation of organs

Moderator: Helen Irving, RN, M.B.A., President and CEO, New York Organ Donor Network

Video Segments:

  1. Welcome and Introductions

  2. Christina W. Strong

  3. Dana Lustbader

  4. Tia Powell

  5. Michael Goldstein

  6. Q & A