Labour has pledged to abolish the scheme
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Monday 07 February 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
Sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott left prison yesterday for the first time in 16 years, yelling, "We're free!" and "God bless y'all!" as they pulled away in a silver sport utility vehicle. That freedom, though, comes with an unusual condition: Gladys has one year to donate a kidney to her ailing sister.
Friday 07 January 2011
Two sisters whose life sentences for armed robbery were suspended last week on the condition that one donate a kidney to the other will be released today.
Friday 31 December 2010
For the past 16 years, Jamie and Gladys Scott have been locked away in prison in America's Deep South, serving double life sentences for a robbery in which no one was injured and their entire haul amounted to the grand total of just $11. Now they are to walk free. But there's a catch.
Thursday 30 December 2010
Sunday 21 November 2010
Friday 19 November 2010
Head coach Declan Kidney is adamant Ireland have it within their power to ignite their autumn when they face New Zealand at Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
Thursday 18 November 2010
With Edwina Miliband at home on new-baby duties, we expected a battle of the deputies for PMQs. But after last week's gruelling encounter on tuition fees, Nick Clegg was stood down to recuperate and the Prime Minister faced up to Harriet himself.
Friday 05 November 2010
More than 17 million people have now registered to donate their organs after their death. This welcome rise comes thanks to public education programmes and the appointment by many hospitals of specialist transplant nurses to liaise with families when death seems imminent. Unfortunately it does not meet the constantly increasing need. Transplants rose by 5 per cent last year to a record 3,706 organs. Yet there are still nearly 8,000 people on the waiting lists. The number of people needing new livers alone increased 11 per cent last year. Three people die every day, on average, for want of a transplant.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Human growth hormone is produced in the pituitary gland in the brain and is essential for childhood growth and the development of muscle, bone and cartilage.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Germany's main opposition leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced yesterday that he will take a few weeks off politics to donate a kidney to his wife. He said he would return to politics in October.
Monday 23 August 2010
Sunday 01 August 2010
Wednesday 21 July 2010
Kidney patients needing a transplant could be facing a postcode lottery in accessing organs, research out today suggests.
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