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Iran’s annual rate of kidney transplants hits 2,500

Managing director of Iran’s Organ Donation Association says an annual 2,500 kidney transplants are undertaken in the country.  “Currently, a large number of patients across the Middle East succumb to their health conditions as organ donations from brain-dead patients has been branded forbidden by their religious leaders. But thanks to a 1990 Fatwa by Imam Khomeini, allowing such transplants, Iran has witnessed a significant development, with many Iranian patients being saved every year,” Katayoun Najafzadeh said.   

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Iran warning to Europe


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