With Medicine Running Out, Venezuelans with Transplants Live in Fear

February 20, 2018

(Reuters) – Some 31 Venezuelans have seen their bodies start to reject their transplanted organs in the last month due to lack of medicine, according to umbrella health group Codevida, a non-governmental organization. At least seven have died due to complications stemming from organ failure in the last three months. A further 16,000 Venezuelans, many hoping for an elusive transplant, are dependent on dialysis to clean their blood – but here too, resources and materials are sorely lacking.

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