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Foreign transplants concern

7th July 2008

King's College Hospital in London has been referred to the Healthcare Commission amid concerns that "too many liver transplants are being given to foreign patients".

72 foreign patients received new livers in the hospital during a four-year period. The hospital released a statement which said: "There is absolutely no truth in the assertion that patients from outside the UK can 'buy' a transplant at King's."

 

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Article Information

Title: Foreign transplants concern
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 7405
Date Added: 7th Jul 2008

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BBC News

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