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Reaching self-sufficiency in deceased organ donation in Asia: harsh realities and ethical concerns

Mustafa Al Mousawi

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2014.040


Although trials to exchange failing human organs with new ones started in the beginning of the past century, the first breakthrough came in December 1954, when the first successful kidney transplant between identical twins was performed in Boston, USA, by Dr Joseph Murray. Since then transplantation has come a long way to be recognised as the treatment of choice for thousands of new patients afflicted yearly with organ failure around the world.

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