Episode
April 23, 2015

Reviving Ecuador’s organ donor debate

Recent case sparks conversation on global transplant policies.
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Fighting to save her sister-in-law's life, a healthy kidney owner from Ecuador wants to change her country's organ donor laws. In Ecuador, living donors must be the organ recipient’s spouse or blood relative. The rule aims to stop transplant tourism and organ trafficking. But are they too strict? How can countries crack down on organ trafficking while still allowing living donors to give?

 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Josh Morrison @JoshMorrison
Executive Director, WaitlistZero.org
waitlistzero.org

Daniela Peralta @dannymperalta
Creator, #YoTengoDerechoADonar campaign

 

Jacob Lavee
President, Israel Transplantation Society

Rudolf Garcia-Gallont
Member, Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG)

 

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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