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Organ donation rule change could help save 700 UK lives
By Dr. Miriam Stoppard*
UK's longest waiting patient for heart transplant pleads for more organ donors
The UK’s longest waiting patient for a heart transplant has appealed for potential donors to ‘be a hero’, as organ donation week begins.
Organ donors should let family know of intentions
More than 450 relatives of organ donors in the UK declined permission to donate as they were unsure of their relatives' wishes in 2016, figures have shown.
High blood pressure targeted by body’s smallest organ ( video)
Blood pressure is controlled by the body’s smallest organ — which is the size of a grain of rice. Now experts believe they have found a new way of treating it.
Iran's organ donations rising
By Fatemeh Shokri & Atefeh Rezvan-Nia
UK organ donation crisis
A crisis in organ donation is threatening the lives of hundreds of people who desperately need transplants in the UK, the NHS has warned.
Iran’s organ donations low
Up to ten patients who are in desperate need of organ transplant lose their lives in Iran every day, said the head of Health Ministry's Transplant and Rare Diseases Office.
Organ transplant rate unsatisfactory
Seven to 10 patients die daily in Iran waiting for transplants because of shortage of donated organs, said Katayoun Najafizadeh, the head of Health Ministry's Transplant and Rare Diseases Office.
Breast cancer risk rises with age
The risk of developing breast cancer increases as people get older, said an Iranian specialist, Dr. Esmatosadat Hashemi.
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