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In Egypt - new conviction for organ trafficking

16 October 2018

In Egypt, nine people were sentenced on Tuesday by the Cairo Criminal Court with prison sentences of up to 10 years "for their involvement in human organ...

Switzerland launches electronic organ donor register

16 October 2018

From 1st October in Switzerland, people can sign up to an electronic donor register. Created on the initiative of Swisstransplant, this electronic register...

Organ donor transmits breast cancer to four recipients

12 October 2018

A report published in the American Journal of Transplantation has confirmed that four transplant recipients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from...

First face transplant in Canada

12 October 2018

Canada's first face transplant has been carried out by surgeon Daniel Borsuk. The man given the transplant was the victim of a hunting accident in 2011 as a...


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