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United Kingdom and Scotland introduce presumed consent to organ donation

19 February 2019

Following in the footsteps of Wales in 2015, Scotland and the United Kingdom are in the process of changing their organ donation schemes to a presumed consent...

US overdose deaths account for 17.6% of organ transplants

19 February 2019

Between 1999 and 2016, the number of overdose-induced deaths more than tripled in the United States. This impacted on organ transplants with a concomitant rise...

Organ trafficking in China: scientists call for 400 studies to be retracted

19 February 2019

A group of Australian researchers has requested the retraction of more than 400 scientific articles following the publication in the journal BMJ Open of work...

Iraq, a "hot spot" for illegal organ trade in 2018

18 February 2019

Mohammad, 20, sold his kidney to illegal traders. "I had lost all hope of finding a job and I wanted capital to start a business to help my family," said the...


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