Transplanting cells, not organs: Susan Lim on

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Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers really come from …) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in some surprising places. (Recorded at the INK Conference, December 2010, in Lavasa, India. Duration: 16>26)

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Comments (8)

  • Chrispy Yrrab commented on Sep 1 2012

    Suaanah: all major organized religions support an individual’s decision to be an organ donor. Please see my TEDx talk on organ donation!

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  • Suaanah sansuri commented on May 5 2011

    dr lim, thank you for what you did. . I am also afraid of the organ donation bcos of my religion. what you did gave people like me some hope for the future. good luck in your research dr lim…….

  • Chetan Agrawal commented on Apr 19 2011


  • christina tan commented on Apr 17 2011

    Dr Susan Lim is committed to the cause; she devotes her boundless energy to advancing medical sciences and in contributing to alleviate suffering from life-threatening diseases. All through her career, as communicated in the talk, she has required courage and perseverance, perseverance against all odds. In Lavasa, i am told, many in the audience were moved to tears; as was I , many thousand miles away, for it was me within her at the prisons, her daughter.

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  • betty Singh commented on Apr 16 2011

    Susan lim is both courageous and inspirational. She is a pioneer in her country, and keeps abreast of global achievements in science. She is a great addition to women leaders in science and medicine and rightfully has been honoured with Fellow, Trinity College, as well as the Monash University Distinguished Alumnus Award. She has also been given the title of “spirit of the Century” in Singapore in 2000. Dr Lim, your country should appreciate you better, you belong to a global community of leaders in your field !

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