Transplant Tourism or International Transplant Medicine? A Case for Making the Distinction
American Journal of Transplantation, 05/21/2012
Chin JJL et al. – The authors describe a current practice of international transplant medicine in Singapore. It addresses salient concerns with transplant tourism and supports the principle of national self–sufficiency in organ supply, even as its health care system thrives and expands comprehensive transplant services to its citizens by catering to international patients. The authors offer a critical appraisal of the Singaporean system, and some suggestions to minimize the risk of abuse by international patients or operatives of illegal organ markets.