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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...

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