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Pacemakers recycled to save lives abroad

A British charity has said it wants to start sending pacemakers removed from dead people in the UK to developing countries for re-use.

Around 40,000 people have one of the devices implanted every year in Britain, but many people in poorer countries cannot afford them and die as a result.

Tulip Mazumdar reports.

  • 19 Nov 2013
  • From the section Health
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