bioethics folders

Organ donation


Bioethics press synthesis

India - waiting lists to include foreigners in an attempt to curb transplant tourism

10 December 2018

The Indian Department of Health has made the inclusion of non-Indians on organ transplant waiting lists in India a statutory requirement. It seems that private...

In Spain - two patients die after kidney transplants using organs contaminated with herpes

27 November 2018

On 30 June 2018, a fifteen-year-old boy and a woman aged twenty-two underwent kidney transplant surgery at the Seville Hospital. The operation went well but...

Heavy smoker donates lungs and passes on cancer to recipient

19 November 2018

Two years after undergoing lung transplant surgery, a female patient developed a very aggressive form of lung cancer. It turns out that the donor—a woman in...

British national who died in Egypt is repatriated without heart or kidneys

12 November 2018

David Humphries, aged 62, was on a family holiday in the Egyptian resort of Makadi, when he sought medical advice about chest pains on 13 September 2018. On 18...


Subscription to the newsletters