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Sri Lanka Suspends Kidney Transplants for Foreigners After India Arrests

Sri Lanka Suspends Kidney Transplants for Foreigners After India Arrests | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The Sri Lankan government last week suspended all kidney transplants for foreigners, after Indian police said they were investigating alleged organ sales.

 

This has come about following reports of organ trading involving individuals who then traveled from India to Sri Lanka in order to undergo the transplant surgery.

Deborah Verran's insight:

Results of the investigation are now awaited. Of note this pertains to live donor kidney transplantation.

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Mass donor organ fraud shakes Germany - The Guardian

Mass donor organ fraud shakes Germany - The Guardian | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This is just one of a number of news reports out of Germany in recent months. Now German medical authorities are calling for an extensive overhaul of the country's organ transplant programme after transplant centres across Germany were placed under criminal investigation for what appears to be mis-allocation of organs.

 

There has already been an impact of this news on organ donation rates within Germany as reported via-

http://www.dw.de/germany-lags-behind-in-organ-donations/a-16498057?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

 

 Added commentary from The Lancet

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2813%2960071-9/fulltext?elsca1=TW&elsca2=socialmedia

 

 

Deborah Verran's insight:

These are the kind of headlines that lead to a loss of public confidence in organ donation. Now everything possible needs to be done within Germany to restore the community's faith in the organ donation system. It is evident from the statements being in all of these articles, that this whole issue needs to be seriously addressed and ultimately changes in practice occur.

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