Stephanie Raubuch was shocked when a good friend told her that he had kidney failure and required regular dialysis treatment. She decided to help him by donating a kidney. In Germany, some 8000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant.
The Malaysian government's crowdfunding initiative has attracted millions of dollars. While public enthusiasm and donations are unlikely to abate soon, the fund has its fair share of skeptics.
The number of people willing to donate organs in Germany has hit an all-time low. Patients in the country are increasingly dependent on a European cross-border organ exchange program.
Russia's military said it has "proof" that Britain directly participated in staging a fake chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma. The UK fiercely denied the claim, calling it "fake news."
The Netherlands has passed a controversial new law making everyone a potential organ donor unless they specifically opt out. Similar donation laws already exist in Spain, Belgium and France.
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