Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources
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Shameful organ-donation rates push Hong Kong to excel in transplant surgery

Shameful organ-donation rates push Hong Kong to excel in transplant surgery | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The challenges posed by Hong Kong's shamefully low organ-donation rate has inspired groundbreaking surgery in the city, but still hundreds die on transplant waiting lists.

 

Journalist Stuart Heaver investigates the cultural reluctance to saving strangers and what this has meant for the local transplant programmes, particularly the liver transplant unit. This detailed article can be viewed by clicking on the banner headline.

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This detailed article will be of interest both to transplant professionals as well as  professionals who have an interest in the challenges faced by organ donation systems around the world.

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ASTS Applauds House Passage of HOPE Act

ASTS Applauds House Passage of HOPE Act | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
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The American Society of Transplant Surgeons(ASTS), applauds the passage of the HOPE Act which has now been signed into Law by President Obama. Pictured with President Obama is Dr Peter Stock the current President elect of the ASTS.

 

The passage of this important legislation now permits the transplantation of HIV positive infected organs into recipients. This change to legislation has come on the back of sustained efforts and advocacy by professional organ donation and transplant societies within the United States

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