Israel to loosen transplant surgery rules:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Israel's Health Ministry is to allow the donation of lung and liver tissue by living donors. According to Clinica's Israeli correspondent, the Ministry's Supreme Helsinki Committee on Human Medical Experimentation has been charged with working out the details. Announcing the move, Health Minister Ephraim Sneh said there are 942 patients in Israel awaiting a liver, heart, kidney or other major organ transplant. No such operations have yet been performed in Israel.