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10/13/2014 02:04 pm ET Updated Dec 13, 2014

Iran Restricts Organ Transplants

Over 25,000 Iranian patients are on the waiting list for receiving an organ, according to the latest statistics that Iran's Ministry of Health has announced. Official statistics show that every day, seven to 10 patients on this list die in dire need of an organ transplant.

The administration has increased its efforts to inform and educate people to willingly become donors, which is why the donor card system was created. A section that has also been added to driver's licenses in Iran that indicates the license holder's decision to donate his/her organs.

"Starting on Sept. 21, 2014, no more organ transplant operations will be performed on non-Iranians," Iranian officials announced in September.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/10/organ-transplants-iran.html#ixzz3G379mP5a