Organ donation

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‘There is a level of complacency’: trial exposes UK’s vulnerability to organ harvesting
Conviction of a Nigerian politician, his wife and a doctor for organ trafficking highlights need for robust vetting by hospitals

Matthew Weaver

23, Mar, 2023 @1:34 PM

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AI could help NHS surgeons perform 300 more transplants every year, say UK surgeons
Researchers have secured £1m to refine method of scoring potential organs by comparing images

Andrew Gregory Health editor

01, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Heart transplant for boy stymied by Northern Ireland assembly deadlock
DUP criticised as Dáithí Mac Gabhann and others needing operation hit by Stormont impasse choking organ donation law

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

14, Feb, 2023 @3:11 PM

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Doctor in alleged organ trafficking case suggests Nigerian senator’s family may be paying donor
Dr Peter Dupont, who refused to approve kidney transplant, said ‘wealth disparity’ between alleged victim and accused created cause for concern

Matthew Weaver

10, Feb, 2023 @4:01 PM

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Massachusetts prisoners may get shorter sentences for organ donations
A new bill proposes that prisoners get at least two months off their sentences for donating bone marrow or organs

Erum Salam

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Culture is hard to break’: Kenya’s medical schools face a shortage of cadavers
Medical training is in demand, but hesitancy on body donation means students have little to work with, while an illicit trade in transplant organs flourishes

Caroline Kimeu

24, Jan, 2023 @1:10 PM

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52 acts of kindness: how to spread joy in every week of 2023
Whether fostering kittens, donating blood or delivering boxes of biscuits to striking workers, there has never been a better time to help out. And it will improve your life too

Emma Beddington

03, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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US surpasses 1m organ transplant milestone since first surgery in 1954
Medical advocates across the country are now pushing for 1m more transplants with increasing number of patients seeking procedure

Maya Yangin New York

10, Sep, 2022 @7:44 PM

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Pig to human heart transplants are the future. Are we ready for it?
Xenotransplantation promises to solve organ shortage and to reshape how we think about human longevity, but it also raises a host of questions

Simar Bajaj

04, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Restoration of pig organs after heart stopped raises hopes for transplants
Findings point to improvements in organ transplants and raise questions over nature of death

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

03, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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I’m learning to live with the guilt of my organ donor’s death | Carly-Jay Metcalfe
Through me, my donor lives on. And though I feel culpable for simply being alive, I have finally come to realise that striving to live well is the ultimate act of love

Carly-Jay Metcalfe

26, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Hindu gods, Aztec rites, Blondie hits … why the heart is our eternal symbol
The pig heart transplant is a medical marvel but centuries of art and history give us pause to reflect on what truly makes us human

Louisa Young

15, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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