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The moral dilemma of organ donation in Egypt

The moral dilemma of organ donation in Egypt | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Egyptians in need of transplants face a choice between trying to source an organ from a live donor or if they have the financial means to try and source a transplant via other avenues.

 

Due to the political instability in Egypt despite the passage of legislation allowing organ donation to occur from deceased donors post declaration of brain death, there have been barriers to implementing this in practice. However progress has been made with respect to shutting down illegal organ trafficking operations.

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This article provides an insight into the current challenges and barriers to organ donation in Egpt

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'Alarming increase' in most common liver cancer must be addressed: Doctors - Ahram Online

'Alarming increase' in most common liver cancer must be addressed: Doctors - Ahram Online | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Egypt is a country currently faced with many challenges. One of which is an 'Alarming increase' in the most common type of liver cancer which must be addressed: as outlined in a report of a recently held meeting of specialist liver doctors (ESLC). Of note in many other countries liver cancer has also become an increasing indication for liver transplantation.

 

The incidence of the most common type of liver cancer, Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), has doubled in Egypt over the past 12 years, as outlined by Dr Ashraf Omar in the report. There are several drivers of this trend one of which includes Hepatitis C. Strategies are being developed within Egypt to try and deal with this concerning trend.

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