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Kenya to start Kidney transplant

Kenya To Start Collecting Kidney From Dead Patients

Kenya will soon start harvesting kidney from ‘dead’ patients and transplant it to those suffering from kidney failures upon consent from the deceased families.

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The chairman of the Kenya Renal Association scientific committee Dr Maranga Wambugu said currently the Ministry of Health is having talks with different stakeholders on the regulations and policies to conduct deceased donor transplantation.

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In June, President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to a Bill that makes it easier for Kenyans to donate their organs for transplant and research.

The new law, which builds on the Human Tissue Act of 1966 (reviewed in 2012), allows a person who is competent to make a will or oral statement before witnesses to donate their body or specific organs to be used after their death either to save another person’s life or in

Source: daily nation

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