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AseanPlus News 02 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

South Korea to produce pig organs

South Korea announced yesterday that it will spend 60.5 billion won (RM197mil) over the next 10 years to mass-produce pig organs for human transplants as part of a government-backed push to excel in biotechnology.

Nation 26 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Families block organ donation

Refusal by family members of registered organ donors to give their consent is a major reason for the small number of successful organ donations, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

Nation 29 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Some Muslim nations ‘are open to stem cell treatment’

Some Muslim countries are open to the idea of using embryonic stem cells as substitutes for dead or deceased cells in organ transplants, a health science and surgery expert from the University of Toronto said.

Nation 25 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘Okay to have unrelated donors’

There is nothing wrong with organ transplants involving unrelated living donors, said renowned Iranian kidney transplant surgeon Prof Dr Iraj Fazel.

Nation 12 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Guide on organ transplants in final stage

GUIDELINES for organ transplants are in the final stage and are expected to be completed in a month, reported I>Berita Harian/I>.

Nation 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Speedier organ collection with regional teams

The Government will set up regional retrieval teams in several states to speed up the collection of organs for transplantation.

Nation 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chua: No action against liver surgeon

No disciplinary action will be taken against Datuk Dr K.C. Tan, a liver transplant surgeon, until a sub-committee comes up with guidelines on organ transplants involving living unrelated donors, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said.