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New transplant law needed to support organ donation in Bangladesh but must address organ trafficking

Amend-organ-transplantation-lawThe Daily Star | January 30, 2017
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Amend organ transplantation law to increase kidney donations: Experts

Health experts have called for amending the law on organ transplantation to increase kidney donations, as the number of kidney patients is going up in the country amid shortage of kidney donors, during a programme held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on January 30, 2017...

Organ Trafficking slips through cracks in medical professionalism in India...

Organ-Trafficking-slips-through-cracksThe Indian Express | January 17, 2017
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By Tabassum Barnagarwala

Rewind Kidney racket: Probe into three transplants at a standstill

According to senior health officials, the new guidelines will subsequently make the DHS the authority to probe such cases. “Until then, the inquiry into remaining cases will remain pending,” said a DHS official. Previously, a three-member DHS committee was probing the kidney transplants to aid the police on alleged violations to the Transplantation of Human Organs Act...

BBC talks to victims of organ trafficking rescued in Pakistan last year

BBC- -January-24-2017BBC | January 24, 2017
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By Ruth Evans

Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang

Alert raised after patients from UK, Canada and Australia develop complications following kidney transplants...

Pakistan seeks to strengthen laws addressing organ trafficking

The-Express-Tribune- -January-23-2017The Express Tribune | January 23, 2017
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By Qadeer Tanoli

FIA seeks legal cover to curb organ trade

The FIA has requested the federal government to include Transplantation of Human Organ and Tissue Act 2007 (HOTA) and Amendment Act 2010 (HOTA) in FIA’s schedule...

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