Latest Organ trade Stories
Some patients do not have access living donors who are both willing and medically eligible to give them a kidney. As a result, some are now turning to websites that attempt to match people in need of transplantation with those who want to donate a kidney, so-called "Good Samaritan" donors.
By Gustafson, Jeanne Sacred Heart Medical Center has performed its first kidney transplant accomplished in a domino-effect scenario that involves two live donors and two recipients, triggering use of a matching approach hospital officials believe will boost kidney transplants here by 25 percent.
By McKay, Dianne Potter, Steven R; Behrend, Terry; Stella, Frank; Steinberg, Steven The need for deceased donor organs for kidney transplantation in the United States continues to increase.
By Bednar, Joseph Edward Reilly needed a new kidney. His wife, Karen, volunteered to be his donor, but she wasn't a match. Meanwhile, Calvin Denson also awaited a kidney donation. After a year of submitting to dialysis three times a week, he felt close to giving up hope.
Singapore should not rule out organ trading yet: minister SINGAPORE, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Sunday said Singapore is not ruling out legalizing organ trading.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The July 5 issue of the leading medical journal, The Lancet, highlights the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, an important affirmation of ethical principles and practices adopted on May 2, 2008, at an International Summit of more than 150 healthcare professionals, officials, scientists, ethicists and legal scholars from 78 countries and 20 international organizations.
By Sally Satel and Nadey Hakim This was the question recently posed in the prestigious British Medical Journal. An American transplant surgeon (in favor of selling kidneys) squared off against an Australian nephrologist (against).
Doctors in this week's BMJ debate the issue of selling kidneys.
India's acute shortage of legal kidneys for transplant is the key reason police regularly break up horrific illegal organ-transplant rings.