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How Indians were trafficked for organs in Egypt

How Indians were trafficked for organs in EgyptThe Indian Times | 23 November 2017
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By Sumitra Debroy

‘Donate your kidney or face jail in Cairo’

Yaseer Ahmed Basha (29) father to a six-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter, is unaware that he too is now an accused in the international kidney racket for selling his left kidney to Malad resident Pankaj Rao. He maintained that he was threatened and tricked into giving his kidney after he went to Cairo in July with the promise of driving an Uber cab. "It was 99% deception, but 1% my greed for money." He now makes a living driving an autorickshaw to support his parents there and his family in Taloja...

Some U.S. Hospitals Don’t Put Americans First for Liver Transplants

Some U.S. Hospitals Dont Put Americans First for Liver TransplantsProPublica and Fox 8 WVUE New Orleans| 20 November 2017
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By Charles Ornstein and Lee Zurik

Some U.S. Hospitals Don’t Put Americans First for Liver Transplants

At a time when there aren’t enough livers for ailing Americans, wealthy foreigners fly here for transplants.

Dr. Gabriel M. Danovitch, Honoury member of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group, talks about national self sufficiency in organ donation.

Also see Fox 8 News video on this co-published story...

Delhi govt suspends Apollo Hospital’s kidney transplantation licence

Delhi govt suspends Apollo Hospitals kidney transplantation licenceHindustan Times | 17 November 2017
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By HT Correspondent

Delhi govt suspends Apollo Hospital’s kidney transplantation licence

The Delhi government has ordered the suspension of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals’ licence for kidney transplants till January 5 after police busted a kidney racket involving secretarial staff of doctors working at the hospital last year.

During the suspension period, the hospital cannot register new kidney transplant patients, but close to 40 patients who have been cleared by the committee for transplantation will continue with their treatment...

Organ donation and Transplantation in Japan

Bonds of lifeThe Japan News | 27 October 2017
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By The Yomiuri Shimbun

Bonds of life — the Organ Transplant Law 20 years on

The Yomiuri Shimbun writes in a five part installment on the Organ Transplant Law in Japan and the 20 years after it came in practice.

The article link focus on desperate recipients who has traveled to other countries for transplantation, but for a fuller understanding of the situation in Japan, read all five.

DICG leader contributes to the question of selling one's kidney

Should you be allowed to sell your kidneyGizmodo Media Group | 09 October 2017
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By Whitney Kimball

Should You Be Allowed to Sell Your Kidney?

Giz Asks, talked to bioethicists, disagreeing doctors and the World Health Organization about their opinions...

Organ trafficking from Cambodia to India - bilateral cooperation needed

Kidney trafficking broker faces courtKhmer Times | 20 October 2017
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By Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Kidney trafficking broker faces court

An alleged member of an organ trafficking ring was charged yesterday over a year-long kidney sale operation involving at least 10 victims.

Construction worker Cheoun Thi, 38, of Phnom Penh was accused of unlawful removal of organs with purpose and “the act of selling, buying or exchanging a person”, which includes selling, buying or exchanging organs.

The charges, laid in Phnom Penh Municipal Court, fall under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. They carry a jail term of up to 15 years...

Nigerians warned of increased kidney trafficking

Nigerians warnedBuzzNigeria | 18 October 2017
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By Iheoma Hendy

Kidney Trafficking: Federal Goverment Alarmed Over High Rate Of Practice, Expose Hospitals

The health ministry has written to the Nigerian Medical Association to warn all doctors in relevant specialties to create awareness for Nigerians intending to travel to Egypt for medical attention.

The memo by the Director for Hospital services, Dr Wapada I. Balami for the Minister of Health entitled, "41 suspected illegal human kidney traffickers on the trail in Egypt" raises concern about patients possibly seeking treatment abroad and their doctors referring them to any complicit hospital...

'Kidney for sale': Iran has a legal market for the organs, but the system doesn't always work

Kidney for sale - Iran has a legal market for the organsLos Angeles Times | 15 October 2017
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By Shashank Bengali and Ramin Mostaghim

'Kidney for sale': Iran has a legal market for the organs, but the system doesn't always work

The advertisements are scrawled in marker on brick walls and tree trunks, and affixed to telephone utility boxes, sidewalks and a road sign pointing the way to one of Iran’s leading hospitals.

“Kidney for sale,” read the dozens of messages, accompanied by phone numbers and blood types, splashed along a tree-lined street opposite the Hasheminejad Kidney Center in Tehran.

New ads appear almost daily. Behind each is a tale of individual woe — joblessness, debt, a family emergency — in a country beset by economic despair.

Trafficking ring busted in Nowshera, Pakistan

Eight arrested in Nowshera for illegal kidney transplantsThe Express Tribune | 26 September 2017
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By Tribune Correspondent

Eight arrested in Nowshera for illegal kidney transplants

The FIA has arrested eight people, including a surgeon, for being involved in an illegal kidney transplant racket in Nowshera, officials said on Tuesday. “It [kidney transplantation] was being carried out illegally where poor people were offered some money for donating their kidneys,” said Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official Mumtaz...

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