Tag Archives: organ transplant
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U.S. surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient

So ran the headline of an article in Reuters’ ‘Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals’ category late last month. It was accompanied by a video in which the surgeon who carried out the transplant curiously remarked that the significance of this operation ‘could not be understated’ (sic). Well, […]

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Organ Trafficking in a Time of COVID

 Organ Trafficking in Egypt: ‘They locked me in and took my kidney’. Indonesian woman shocked to find kidney had been removed after working in Qatar. Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang. The organ snatchers: Boy of 12 smuggled into the UK…for gang to […]

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Altruistic kidney donation – the opportunities and challenges

Giving a kidney can be one of the greatest gifts one can offer to another person. The first successful human kidney allograft was carried out between the identical Herrick twins in Boston in 1954, Ronald giving a kidney to Richard and in so doing becoming […]

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How Christians can end the waiting list for a kidney  

When I gave my kidney in 2019, it felt like a simple decision: someone might die without a kidney whilst I had a spare. Far from seeing it as the epitome of saintly generosity, I was convicted that it was an effective way of doing […]

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Journey into darkness – Transplants, markets and trafficking

When in 2016, an editor from a leading academic publisher approached me about contributing a book chapter on the ethics of organ markets, I readily agreed thinking that this would entail little more than many other previous commissions. With most bioethical issues, the arguments pro […]