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Organ donation

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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...

UN denounces organ trafficking

28 January 2019

On Monday, 7 January, the United Nations published a report in which it deplores the fact that human trafficking continues to be a largely unpunished crime,...

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