The global trade in illegal human organs was worth between US$840 million and US$1.7 billion last year, according to a study released by Global Financial Integrity in March 2017. … Continue readingIllegal organs biz worth US$1.7b?
Will an algorithm – instead of a human – decide who gets a replacement kidney or a liver or a heart? Yes. Not just any algorithm, but one using AI (artificial intelligence). … Continue readingWill Computers Decide Who Gets Organs?
This is the story that needs to be told. It’s about a little British boy named Max Johnson, age 10, at the door of death, waiting for a heart. This is also the story of a little British girl named Keira Ball, age 9, with a heart of gold. She saved the lives of Max and three other kids. … Continue readingA Heart-Warming Story
Should high-school students be taught about organ and tissue donations? Yes, according to a Bill that’s currently being debated in the state of Maryland in the US. … Continue readingTeach Organ Donation in High School?
He was in a clinically certified comatose state for 23 years! But he was conscious all, or most of the time. This is the strange story of Mr Rom Houben, a Belgian who was born in 1963 and suffered a car crash in 1983 that left him in a coma. Or did it? … Continue readingConsciousness in a Coma
Police in Islamabad busted a gang involved in trading in human organs when a gang member promised an ailing patient a fresh kidney for the equivalent of US$16,500 (2m Pakistan rupees) and scooted off. … Continue readingOrgan Gang in Pak Nabbed