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First heart transplant in patient with Carmat artificial heart

05 October 2018

The French company,Carmat, has just announced the first successful heart transplant in a patient previously implanted with a Carmat artificial heart, in its...

Tenth artificial heart implant for Carmat

01 August 2018

The company Carmat  recently performed an artificial heart implant for its tenth patient (see: Carmat prepares to market its artificial heart)....

Presumed consent: Argentina changes law on organ donation

23 July 2018

The Argentina's Lower House has adopted "Justina's law" which presumes consent for organ donation. As from today, "all adults over 18 are organ donors unless...

Organ transplantation in China - good developments or hidden trafficking?

23 July 2018

A lack of real transparency is apparent in the Chinese organ transplant system. After years of controversy over the execution of political prisoners with a...


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