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Nation 15 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

Private hospitals unable to meet criteria imposed for organ transplants

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians hoping for an organ transplant find themselves having to go overseas because private hospitals here are struggling to meet the new criteria imposed by the Health Ministry (MOH) two years ago.

Nation 04 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

A price tag for human organs

A new Act aimed at stopping the illegal organ trade involving Malaysian patients is currently being studied by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

World 28 Aug 2015 | 12:45 PM

Cancer, transplant patients protest over Venezuela's medicine shortages

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country beset with shortages.

Nation 22 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

Man opts for op in China

PETALING JAYA: A kidney transplant in China proved to be the lasting solution for a man whose organs failed 10 years ago, though it was not smooth sailing.

Nation 20 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

Some just go missing on day of surgery

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians whine when they have to wait ages for an organ transplant at a government hospital, but quite a few also make up excuses when they get the call to go under the knife.

Nation 20 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

It’s a long wait for the transplant doctor

EXCLUSIVE:There are 18,000 Malaysians waiting for organ transplants and there are enough donors. Yet, many have been waiting for years because only 60 transplants take place a year in government hospitals. There are only about a dozen surgeons in the country qualified to perform this procedure.

Nation 30 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Elderly kidney donor doing well

KUALA LUMPUR: An 82-year-old woman became the oldest living kidney donor in South-East Asia when she donated a kidney to her daughter two years ago.

World 15 Apr 2015 | 10:20 PM

Landmark anti-trafficking treaty has done too little for victims - rights group

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Victims of trafficking have seen little benefit in the 15 years since a global treaty to combat human trafficking was adopted, and some nations have passed laws or policies that do more harm than good, a rights group said on Wednesday.

World 27 Mar 2015 | 1:45 AM

Black market trade in organs targeted in anti-trafficking treaty

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a dozen countries have agreed to enforce laws to fight trafficking in human organs, a business that exploits the world's poorest people and earns criminals up to $1.2 billion (0.80 billion pounds) in illegal profits every year.

AseanPlus News 04 Dec 2014 | 1:37 PM

China renews pledge to stop using executed prisoner organs

BEIJING: China will stop its controversial practice of using executed prisoners as a source of transplant organs from next month, a Chinese newspaper reported Thursday, a promise it has made repeatedly in the past.