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Streamlining organ harvesting best way to save kidney patients – Korle Bu CEO

Dr Opoku Ware Amponsah

The Chief Executive Officer for the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Opoku Ware Amponsah has revealed that, streamlining organ harvesting in Ghana will be one of the best way to save kidney patients in the country from dying prematurely.

According to him, legalization of organ harvesting will be a serious game changer in Ghana’s health care delivery.

The renowned doctor has observed that, while providing dialysis treatment for kidney patients should be the priority of health officials in the country, legalizing organ harvesting will save thousands from patronizing dialysis sections.

Speaking to Captain Koda on the Kumasi based OTEC 102.9 FM’s morning show Nyansapo on Tuesday October 19,2023, Dr Opoku Ware maintain that there were many human organs that can be harvested to save people if only there will be official legal backing.

“While organ harvesting is very effective in saving individuals from death, poor regulations on the process could lead to abuse of the process”

“There some rich individuals who can induce the poor ones to harvest their organs, but with proper regulations and legalization, the process can be done effectively to save more lives”.. He said

Dr Opoku Ware Amponsah however appealed to the parliament of Ghana to speed up processes towards the passage of the law on tissue donation, harvesting and storage of various organs.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng

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