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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pakistan's New Organ Donation Law

Pakistan has passed a law banning organ donation except to close relatives. In the predominantly Muslim country, there are religious scruples about the morality of receiving organs from deceased donors. The law is meant to put a stop to a thriving black market in organs for transplant tourists. There are many stories of impoverished peasants parting with their kidneys for a few hundred dollars -- and then suffering ill-health for years afterwards. ~ Al Jazeera Video, May 23

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