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Colombia's organ transplant tourism on decline: Govt

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Colombia Reports / March 23, 2011
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Sixteen foreigners underwent an organ transplant operation in Colombia in 2010 compared to 22 the year before, the National Health Institute announces.
According to government statistics, the 16 foreign patients represent a 85% reduction compared to 2005.

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Miriam wants her organs donated upon death

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GMANews.TV / 02/02/2011
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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Wednesday said she has indicated in her last will and testament that her organs be donated to those who need them upon her death...

De novo malignancy is associated with renal transplant tourism.

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Medicine JournalFeeds / 2011 Jan 26
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Despite the objections to transplant tourism raised by the transplant community, many patients continue travel to other countries to receive commercial transplants. To evaluate some long-term complications, we reviewed medical records of 215 Taiwanese patients (touring group) who received commercial cadaveric renal transplants in China and compared them with those of 321 transplant recipients receiving domestic cadaveric renal transplants (domestic group) over the same 20-year period...

Peru Accuses Doctor of Performing Illegal Kidney Transplant

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Latin American Herald Tribune / Caracas, January 24, 2011
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LIMA – Peruvian Health Minister Oscar Ugarte said that he will file a criminal suit against a doctor of the public health system for secretly performing a kidney transplant on a Mexican citizen who is now in a grave state of health, the Lima press said on Saturday...

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