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Transplant tourism under fire

Moves to combat "transplant tourism", in which patients from rich countries pay large sums to have organ transplants in poor ones, are gaining pace, experts have told an international conference.

No deal, transplant tourist told

A DYING Australian man says he has been left without hope after a Pakistani hospital pulled out of an agreement to give him a new kidney, claiming it no longer helps foreigners get organs.Ibrahim El-Sheikh, from Canberra, had been hoping to travel to the Aadil Hospital, in Lahore, to pay $27,000 for a kidney, but got an email late on Thursday saying there had been a misunderstanding.