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Dubai boy meets American who saved his life

A Syrian boy living in Dubai flew to the United States for an urgent organ transplant – then met the woman whose liver saved his life.   Ahmad Akkad, four, was desperately ill with a rare genetic disease wh

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Drive urged to raise awareness about organ donations

A leading doctor has called for organ donation to be made compulsory in Bahrain unless more is done to encourage the practice. Salmaniya Medical Complex Yousif Khalil Almoayyed Nephrology and Renal Transplant Centre unit chief Dr Soumaya Al Gh

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Setback for organ donors database in Bahrain

Plans for an innovative organ donation database have had to be put on hold after an expatriate association spearheading the initiative failed to get clearance from the authorities. The Bahrain Foundation for Organ Relief project was first anno

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Bahrain health officials warn about organ trade mafias

Health officials have issued a stark warning about the dangers of medical tourism as growing numbers of Bahrainis look abroad for kidney transplants. Since 1997, when the Health Ministry opened its Yusuf Khalil Almoayyed Nephrolog

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2 Europeans burnt alive over 'organ trafficking'

A crowd burnt two Europeans alive on a tourist island in Madagascar because they suspected them of trafficking human organs after a dead child was found on a beach, police said.   The men were hunted down and kil

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Singapore changes organ law for Muslims

A new Islamic ruling in Singapore will assume that all Muslims are willing organ donors unless they choose to opt out, Singapore's Muslim authority said. Under Singapore's laws, hospitals can remove the kidneys, liver, heart and corneas of

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