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Overcoming the barriers to organ transplants in Bolivia

Overcoming the barriers to organ transplants in Bolivia | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This report comes via the Associated Press in LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP).

and features the case of a woman who finally received a live donor kidney transplant towards the end of 2014 as part of a new government sponsored initiative. This involves promoting organ transplantation as well as working on overcoming pre-existing cultural barriers, some of which are explored in the article.

 

Prior to the transplant Maria Ramos battled bouts of depression for seven years as she underwent thrice-weekly dialysis treatments to keep her alive.  Her ambition of becoming a schoolteacher at times was previously an unattainable dream.

 

 

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News from Bolivia of some of the measures being taken to improve the rates of organ transplantation

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Government rejects presumed consent - swissinfo.ch

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News that the Swiss Government has rejected presumed consent, the reasons for which are stated in the article including mainitaining community trust in organ donation.

 

This now positions Switzerland alongside Spain, the United States, Austria and Australia, who are all working on increasing organ donation as a result of a number of combined and targeted measures,...

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