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John Daley

Wollongong, Australia
John Daley is an adult educator resident in Wollongong, Australia. John received a kidney transplant from a cadaveric donor in 2002 following 5 years of haemo-dialysis. His health circumstances led him to leave his former career and seek re-training, with the support of his wife. He now... Full Bio
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You've probably n ... by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You've probably noticed that the posts have dried up. I've been very fortunate in finding a new job in my new home town. At this stage, its only running un ... Read on »
You've probably noticed th ... by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You've probably noticed that the posts have dried up. I've been very fortunate in finding a new job in my new home town. At this stage, its only running until mid-D ... Read on »
Italian cooking and artificial hearts: the case of Angelo Tigano by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Congratulations are due to Angelo Tigano - the southern hemisphere's first recipient of a mechanical heart. This surgery was conducted at St Vincent's Hospit ... Read on »
Kevin Rudd on organ transplantation by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You will recall that the former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd , was nominated in this blog as a Great Figure in Transplant / Non-Transplant History. ... Read on »
Gary Coleman > a Great Figure in Transplant / Non-Transplant History by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This month's nomination for Great Figure in Transplant / Non-Transplant History is the American actor Gary Coleman (1968 - 2010), best known for his role in the ... Read on »
Face/off: the case of Oscar by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Reader's advisory:  The links at the foot of this page go to images which may distress some readers. This week's news included the story ... Read on »
Another transplant tourism story with an unhappy ending by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This blog has been consistently opposed to the practice of organs-for-sale.  It is a dangerous, foolish, and unsafe practice. Probable outcomes of transplant to ... Read on »
Another transplant tourism story with an unhappy ending by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This blog has been consistently opposed to the practice of organs-for-sale.  It is a dangerous, foolish, and unsafe practice. Probable outcomes of tran ... Read on »
Can an organ transplantee be a medical practitioner? by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recently I wrote about the issue of organ transplantation being raised on the television drama series ER . Last night we in Australia saw the final edition ... Read on »
Time flies: web 2.0 and the Fully Sick Rapper by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One thing that dialysis patients have to come to terms with is how to profitably spend their many hours of enforced inactivity without going crazy. M ... Read on »
Steve Jobs on facing life's opportunities by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Steve Jobs has already been nominated by this blog as a Great Figure in Transplant / Non-Transplant History. More recently, I had drawn to my attention ( ... Read on »
Kevin Rudd > a Great Figure in Transplant / non-Transplant History by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This nomination is slightly early (usually happens on the 1st Saturday of the month), but I would like to nominate The Hon Kevin Rudd MP as a Great Figure in Tr ... Read on »
George Clooney on organ transplantation by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Last night we watched what was part of the final series of the medical drama ER on the incongruously-named television channel GO! - 15 months after it aired in ... Read on »
All at sea: the teacher and the naval patrol by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine And we're back! Normally when any aspect of organ transplantation is portrayed in the popular media, it is more often than not off the accuracy mark. ... Read on »
Jonathan Gillis on organ transplantation by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine An interesting interview on ABC Classic FM radio this morning, as Associate Professor Jonathan Gillis was interviewed by Margaret Throsby . Dr Gillis is Stat ... Read on »
A pause... by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You have probably noticed that this blog has (temporarily!) ground to a halt. Only temporary, folks! My wife and I recently moved to Adelaide (1,300 kilomet ... Read on »
Dialysis in the Australian outback - part 2 by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In a previous post , I discussed the situation of dialysis for the people of Central Australia - mostly indigenous peoples. As it so happens, state boun ... Read on »
Dialysis in the Australian outback - part 2 by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In a previous post , I discussed the situation of dialysis for the people of Central Australia - mostly indigenous peoples. As it so happens, state boundaries ha ... Read on »
Up next - the wearable artificial kidney by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recently I received an announcement concerning a wearable artificial kidney. The device, weighing about 5kg and worn like a belt, is intended to provide ... Read on »
Up next - the wearable artificial kidney by John Daley Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recently I received an announcement concerning a wearable artificial kidney. The device, weighing about 5kg and worn like a belt, is intended to provide continuou ... Read on »