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Argentine junta leader sentenced for baby abductions

Michael Cook BioEdge If you cannot see the video, please click here. One of the hottest topics in bioethics today is the issue of “genetic orphans” – children created from gametes from anonymous donors. Supporters of anonymous donation find it … Continue reading

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Organ trading, donation make headlines

Jared Yee BioEdge A worldwide illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding, according to the World Health Organisation. According to WHO, the illegal trade in kidneys has risen to an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs– one … Continue reading

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Facebook to encourage organ donation

Matt Warman Telegraph Facebook has launched a new feature to encourage users to sign up to donate their organs via the social network. In a partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant, a ‘Health and Wellbeing’ button will allow users to … Continue reading

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Surgeons won’t have to wait to make sure a heart has stopped beating before harvesting organs under new guidelines

Source: Daily Mail Surgeons retrieving organs to be transplanted just after a patient’s heart has stopped beating will no longer have to wait to make sure it doesn’t start up again if new proposals are adopted. At present when doctors … Continue reading

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