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In South Africa: first transplants of middle-ear bones made using 3D technology

25 March 2019

On Thursday, a South African medical team announced that it had fitted "transplants of small middle-ear bones [1] made using 3D printing". This is reportedly "...

Organ donation in the United Kingdom: towards instrumentalizing the death of minors?

18 March 2019

On Sunday evening, the UK’s health secretary Matt Hancock appealed for organ donations from young children. Although adult donations have increased by one-...

A network of illegal human-organ transplants uncovered in Pakistan

18 March 2019

The anti-corruption branch of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Peshawar, Pakistan, has uncovered an inter-provincial network of illegal human-...

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...


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