Transplant patients in Venezuela in need of life-saving drugs

A lack of immunosuppressant drugs in Venezuela is putting patients with transplanted organs at risk of rejection, even death.


    Receiving an organ transplant isn't an option any more in Venezuela.

    The government can’t afford to import drugs and stopped operations last year.

    The survival hopes of patients who have received a transplant are fading.

    The crippling shortages of medicine, food, and other essentials are major concerns for voters in Sunday's presidential election.


    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Caracas.


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