Saudi Arabia has nearly 16,000 patients in renal failure, with 60% on dialysis and 6,000 awaiting kidney transplants. Kamil Salamah of the Saudi Diabetes and Endocrine Association cites the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among Saudis as the main reason behind the…

Pakistan police have stepped up efforts to stop illegal organ trading following the recent discovery of 24 people held by force in a locked apartment waiting to be operated on at a nearby clinic.   Although illegal organ trafficking had slowed in recent years, officials say…

A revolutionary study shows that patients’ immune systems can be successfully altered to allow them to receive kidneys from incompatible donors. The New England Journal of Medicine study found that significantly more “desensitized” patients were still alive at 8 years than…