Category Archives: Transplantation/donation of organs and tissues

Organ Transplant Scandal Shocks Germany

Germany’s healthcare system is highly respected around the world, but a growing scandal over organ transplant fraud has sparked a fierce debate over medical ethics in the country. A doctor is suspected of tampering with his patients’ records to push … Continue reading

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No transplant for dying dad who is illegal immigrant

Without a new kidney, Jesus Navarro will die. However, a kidney transplant but was denied due to his legal status. more

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Hospitals may make more money by keeping patients on dialysis than by transplanting kidneys

A new strategy to increase kidney transplantations from live donors has been launched by NHS Blood and Transplant. more

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Organ donors’ funeral expenses should be met by the NHS, says report

Scientists and ethicists say paying funeral expenses could boost the number of people volunteering to donate their organs. more

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Killer’s quest: Allow organ donation after execution

An Oregon death row inmate is mounting an aggressive behind-bars campaign to donate his organs after he’s executed, in part to repay society for the gruesome murders of his wife and three young children. more

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Lietuvoje prekiaujama organais, mano kas trečias gyventojas

Trečdalis Spinter tyrimų apklausos dalyvių mano, kad Lietuvoje veikia juodoji organų prekybos rinka ir neoficialiai galima nusipirkti vieną ar kitą organą. 7 proc. respondentų nuomone, tai galima padaryti oficialiai  parodė Nacionalinio organų transplantacijos biuro užsakymu atlikta apklausa. more

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What It Takes to Become a Living Donor?

More than 3,000 people have signed up to be potential bone-marrow donors since word spread that 11-year-old Shannon Tavarez, one of the child stars of “The Lion King” on Broadway, needed a transplant to combat her acute myelogenous leukemia. more

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A Miracle Denied

A teenager’s death after two sets of transplants raises questions of procedure and ethics. more

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Families and organ shortage

The UK’s organ donation rate is one of the lowest in western Europe because grieving relatives are reluctant to allow such procedures, a study says. more

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Beating heart transplant UK first

Doctors have carried out the UK’s first successful beating heart transplant. more

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