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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2010 | Volume:  21 | Issue Number:  2

RENAL DATA FROM THE ARAB WORLD

Kidney transplantation in Erbil, Iraq: A single-center experience

Al-Bazzaz Pishtewan H

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1 Muhammed Ahmed, 4/9/2010 4:05:49 PM
The author indicates that 8.5% of the cases were genetically related and 1.2% were emotionally related. This means that 90.3% were neither genetically nor emotionally related. Is it a common sense that all these were strongly motivated to donate their kidneys without been paid for that?! The author also states that among the recipients, 45.8% were from Kurdistan (the affluent area in Iraq) while Most of the donors (96.4%) were from outside the Iraqi Kurdistan region, distributed among different governorates of Iraq (the poorer areas of Iraq). Does not this mean that the poor are selling their kidneys to the rich?! The strange issue is that the author states that he is against commercialization of human organs! Does this mean that he is unaware of what is happening or that he does not care?