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Legislation Underway To Allow For Organ Harvesting

(Barbados Today) Barbados is gearing up to become the centre for organ transplants in the Eastern Caribbean.

The revelation has come from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland and consultant transplant nephrologist Dr. Nerissa Jurawan.

In an exclusive interview with Barbados TODAY, Bynoe-Sutherland and Dr. Jurawan disclosed that a new Organ Transplant Bill is almost ready for introduction to Parliament. The legislation would pave the way for the state-owned QEH to significantly expand its current transplant unit, eliminate the need for tissue typing samples to be sent to the United States, and greatly boost the number of surgeries and their scope through the harvesting of organs from deceased donors.

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