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Sisters who will share kidney released from prison

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.

Kidney donation sisters to be freed

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.

Jailed sisters to be freed if one donates a kidney

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.

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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.

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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.

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