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# 16 : Friday 13-3-2015 @ 23:48
 
 
World's 1st Penis Transplant Done in South Africa

March 13, 2015 -- The world's first successful penis transplant has been performed by surgeons in South Africa, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

The 21-year-old recipient has made a full recovery and regained all functions in the transplanted organ. The nine-hour operation was done Dec. 11 by surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Cape Town's Tygerberg Hospital, the university said Friday in a statement.

The unidentified patient had his penis amputated three years ago in a life-saving procedure after he developed complications from a traditional circumcision. There are an estimated 250 penile amputations each year in South Africa due to problems with circumcisions, Bloomberg reported.

"Our goal was that he would be fully functional at two years and we are very surprised by his rapid recovery," said Dr. Andre van der Merwe, head of the university's urology division, who led the surgical team.

This was the second time this type of operation was attempted and the first time that lasting results were achieved, the university said.

"There is a greater need in South Africa for this type of procedure than elsewhere in the world, as many young men lose their penises every year due to complications from traditional circumcision," said Van der Merwe.

http://www.webmd.com/men/news/20150313/first-penis-transplant
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# 17 : Saturday 14-3-2015 @ 00:25
 
 
Someone said :
World's 1st Penis Transplant Done in South Africa

The unidentified patient had his penis amputated three years ago in a life-saving procedure after he developed complications from a traditional circumcision

Poor Stewie
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# 18 : Saturday 14-3-2015 @ 23:54
 
 
I support an optout system whereby people would be automatically opted in unless they decide otherwise. There is a desperate shortage of organs.

Incidentally my late adoptive father had a kidney transplant years ago and while it increased his independence (no more dialysis) his body rejected the kidney, which required him to use anti-rejection drugs that caused benign tumours on his hands and ears that he had to go up to Dublin every so often to remove.

The more organs are available the more likely people will be matched with compatible organs.
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# 19 : Sunday 15-3-2015 @ 11:54
 
 
Someone said :
The world's first successful penis transplant has been performed by surgeons in South Africa, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

That's amazing.
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# 20 : Sunday 15-3-2015 @ 13:44
 
 
The 21 year old was heard to say "The operation took 9 hours, an hour for each inch"
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# 21 : Sunday 15-3-2015 @ 13:46
 
 
Someone said :
Do you agree, we should be all automatic organ donors from birth and if we wish not to? Then we should register to opt out and not in, as it is now! Whats your thoughts?

Agree.
Our body belongs to us 100% when we are alive and but it belong to society when we are dead.
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# 22 : Tuesday 1-12-2015 @ 18:35
 
 
Wales has become the first nation in the UK to introduce a "revolutionary" new system to increase the number of organ donors. From today, adults aged 18 and over who have lived in Wales for more than 12 months and who die in Wales will be regarded as having consented to organ donation unless they have registered to opt out. I think it's a good idea.
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# 23 : Tuesday 1-12-2015 @ 18:49
 
 
Spain have it a long time, there's nothing new in it. The problem we have here is that there aren't enough organ donor coordinators to sit down with a grieving family once they get the bad news. It's often left to nurses and doctors who already have enough on their plate.

Do you really think it's OK to remove someone's organs without at least mentioning it to family members? Practically speaking an opt out system will be the same as an opt in one. At least with opt in people are encouraged to have that conversation with their family.
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# 24 : Tuesday 1-12-2015 @ 19:02
 
 
No donation will take place if family members object. However there will be plenty of people with no family to consult and this may see lots of organ donations transpire.
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# 25 : Tuesday 1-12-2015 @ 19:09
 
 
I think there are a lot of people who don't like to talk about death and dying with their families. I also think that a lot of people who don't fill in donor cards would like to think they could help save a life after they have gone and as Penny said it practically the same but this way they could save a lot more lives.
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# 26 : Tuesday 1-12-2015 @ 19:54
 
 
Someone said :
No donation will take place if family members object. However there will be plenty of people with no family to consult and this may see lots of organ donations transpire.

Most of us have a next of kin. There aren't many people who die without someone taking responsibility for your body.
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# 27 : Tuesday 1-12-2015 @ 19:55
 
 
Someone said :
I think there are a lot of people who don't like to talk about death and dying with their families. I also think that a lot of people who don't fill in donor cards would like to think they could help save a life after they have gone and as Penny said it practically the same but this way they could save a lot more lives.

They won't until they have the structure in place to manage what happens once a family receives the news that their loved one won't make it.
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# 28 : Tuesday 1-12-2015 @ 19:58
 
 
I am a registered organ donor - everything bar my eyes
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# 29 : Tuesday 1-12-2015 @ 20:00
 
 
What's wrong with your eyes?
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# 30 : Tuesday 1-12-2015 @ 20:09
 
 
they rove
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