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Transplant tourism increases health-related risks for organ recipients. November 2015
Traveling abroad to receive a kidney from a paid living donor at a commercial transplant center carries considerable risks, according to a study that was presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 Nov. 3-8 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
UCLA transplant researchers develop novel method to predict postoperative liver cancer recurrence in transplant patients. January 2015
UCLA transplantation researchers have developed a novel method that more accurately calculates the risk of disease recurrence in liver cancer patients who have undergone a liver transplant, providing a new tool to help physicians make treatment and surveillance decisions.
Organ Transplant Law finally passed. March 2014
An organ transplant law, long contemplated, was finally passed by the lame duck Legislative Assembly, overturning an obsolete 1994 law. The law passed its first debate and at that point most laws go on to pass on the floor.
China to end use of prisoners' organs for transplants in mid-2014. November 2013
By mid-2014, all hospitals licensed for organ transplants will be required to stop using organs from executed prisoners and only use those voluntarily donated and allocated through a fledging national system, said Huang Jiefu, a former deputy health minister who heads the organ transplant reform.
Turkmenistan adopts regulations in organ transplantation field. August 2013
Submitted to the deputies the project will complement a number of laws aimed at protecting the health of citizens and determine the legal and institutional framework of transplantation of organs and (or) tissues.
China: Online system to help increase awareness, facilitate transplants. June 2013
China‘s first online volunteer organ donor registry will be launched this month to help ease the shortage of organs for transplant, a Red Cross Society of China official has announced.
World Organ Donor Day. June 2013
WHO specialist Dr. Luc Noel tells DW in an interview that a money-driven system of organ donation benefits the rich at the expense of the poor. He calls for a strictly regulated system focused on patient need.
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