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Egypt softens toward organ donation

After years of initiatives and calls for post-mortem organ donation, the Egyptian government is considering establishing an organ registry and expanding organ transplant surgeries.
Ambulances carrying the bodies of victims of the A321 Russian airliner that crashed in Wadi al-Zolomat, a mountainous area in the Sinai Peninsula, leave the Zeinhom morgue to Cairo airport, Egypt, Nov. 1, 2015.

CAIRO — The Egyptian government is currently considering a series of measures to facilitate organ donation and transplants.

Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced in televised statements Sept. 26 that a new transplant center will be established in Egypt as well as a database for donors and patients as part of government efforts to expand organ transplant surgeries in the country. 

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