SCIENTISTS, physicians and surgeons in Bangladesh have formed a human tissue bank with the aim of persuading the government to remove legal hurdles in collecting human body parts for treatment, reports Panos. At present, only blood and eye collection is legal.
In Pakistan, too, there are problems. Though more and more people are pledging their eyes, they are not as forthcoming in the case of other organs, reports Najma Sadeque. The resultant organ scarcity lost Karachi hospitals 200 patients last year alone.
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