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Increasing deceased organ donation rates – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 10th, 2016.

The government has released a discussion document outlining plans to boost New Zealand’s comparatively low rate of deceased organ donation. According to the Ministry of Health, demand for transplants in New Zealand, particularly kidneys, continues to rise while our rate of deceased organ donation remains low at 11.8 donors per million population in 2015. The […]

Kiwi scientists at forefront of cancer fight

Peter Griffin posted in on August 4th, 2011.

From the Otago Daily Times: New Zealand scientists, part of a team which includes researchers at prestigious US university Stanford, today unveiled two advances in the fight against cancer.(read in full) Other coverage Stuff/Dominion Post: New Zealand scientists help starve cancer cells TV3: New drug could reduce side-effects of chemotherapy Scope: Potential anti-cancer therapy starves […]

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