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Israel investigates organ sales

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7066.1167b (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1167

The Israeli government has banned the country's leading kidney transplant surgeon from performing transplant operations using organs from live donors after a government committee found strong evidence that he had violated regulations prohibiting the transfer of organs from live donors to nonrelated recipients.

The committee's findings, accepted by the health minister, Tzahi Hanegbi, will be passed to the Israeli police and the justice ministry to determine whether …

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