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Thursday, 18 November 2021

Last Night’s Talk Shows on the new organ donation rules + our education ranking

It was nice and quiet on last night’s talk shows with not many stories making noise on the airwaves:

What should we make of the new rules on organ donations? New amendments to the law regulating organ donations, which entail that kidney donors must be younger than 60 years old and donors of other organs younger than 50, got the greenlight from the cabinet yesterday. But these amendments aren’t all that great, according to transplant expert Mohamed Ghoneim who told Yahduth Fi Masr (watch, runtime: 3:39) that age isn’t much of an issue when it comes to organ donation, but rather the health condition of the donor. He added that these amendments don’t address the main issue that arises from organ donation — organ trading — and therefore we need an organization to take over the responsibility of how the organs are donated and monitor the process.

Apparently our education system is better than we thought: Egypt ranked 39th in the US News education ranking of 78 countries, up three spots from last year’s ranking. Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 2:35) had the story.

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