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New laws to allow liver and cornea transplant

NEW laws are being proposed to allow Singapore doctors to transplant the liver and corneas - not only the kidneys - of people who die.


Seeking more organ donors

Several campaigns will be organised to achieve the target of 80,000 organ donation pledges by the end of this year, Public Education sub-committee on organ donation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said yesterday.



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Kuching aims to score big in organ donations

The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Kuching chapter, which is the top recruiter of blood donors in the country, plans to score big in organ donations as well.


Sabah gets its third organ donor

A 21-year-old man who died in an accident became Sabah's third organ donor after his parents consented.


Allow organ donors the right to save lives

From the Chinese Press: Several Chinese-based associations have appealed to the Health Ministry to reconsider the ban on transplants of organs donated by living persons, saying that such operations should be allowed in order to save lives as long as the donations are made voluntarily.


Gift of life

The Health Ministry #8217;s recent statement that government hospitals will notperform live organ transplants because of its implications has highlighted themany issues surrounding organ transplantation.b>Dr Milton Lum/baddressessome of these issues.


More pledges to donate organs needed

From LEE LAM THYE, Chairman, National Organ Donation Public, Education Committee


Sweet experiment

Some diabetics have found success in an experimental treatment that injects insulin-producing cells into the body, writes JAMIE TALAN.


Stand and de-liver

Should we allow organ donation from non-related living donors? Dr ROSNIZA ABD AZIZ examines this prickly issue.