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Charity recycles UK pacemakers for developing world

A British charity 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.

Pace4Life is now collecting the used devices from funeral directors around the UK - where many are removed.

Health reporter Tulip Mazumdar met the charity's founder Balasundaram Lavan to find out more.

  • 19 Nov 2013
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