National self-suffiency in organ donation is essential, say experts
BioEdge | Michael Cook
Leading transplant surgeons have published an article in The Lancet calling upon governments to adopt a “new paradigm of self-sufficiency” so that patients stop seeking “ illegal and unethical organ transplants in remote parts of the world but return home for complicated medical care”.
Every year, about 100,000 patients have organ transplants, but many more are on waiting lists. Affluent patients become impatient, go abroad and buy organs on the black market.