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Egypt amends human organ transplant law

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly in Shanghai on 5 November 2018 [ALY SONG/AFP/Getty Images]
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly in Shanghai on 5 November 2018 [ALY SONG/AFP/Getty Images]

The Egyptian cabinet yesterday approved a draft decision submitted by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to amend some provisions of the regulation of the Human Organ Transplant Law.

The amendment stipulated that the age of the donor "should not be more than 60 years for kidney transplant surgery, and less than 50 for other operations."

The amendment comes in light of what specialised medical authorities recently noticed was a rise in the number of kidney donors who are over 50 years old and are in good health.

The amendment also aimed at providing "opportunities for treatment to a larger number of patients with kidney failure, which contributes to preserving their lives, reducing their pain and reducing the number of dialysis cases, while imposing the necessary and strict control to prevent human organ trafficking."

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