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TRANSPLANTATION OF HUMAN ORGANS

 CHAPTER II
AUTHORITY FOR THE REMOVAL OF HUMAN ORGANS 

 


(1) Any donor may, in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, authorise  the removal before his death of any human organ of his body for therapeutic purposes.

(2) If any donor had, in writing and in the presence of two or more witnesses (at least one of whom is a near relative of such person), unequivocally authorised at any time before his death the removal of any human organ of his body after his death, for therapeutic purposes the person lawfully in possession of the dead body of the donor shall, unless he has any reason to believe that the donor had subsequently revoked the authority aforesaid, grant to a registered medical practitioner all reasonable facilities for the removal, for therapeutic purposes, of that human organ from the dead body of the donor;

(3) Where no such authority as is referred to in sub-section (2) was made by any person before his death but no objection was also expressed by such person to any of his human organs being used after his death for therapeutic purposes, the person lawfully in possession of the dead body of such person may, unless he has reason to believe that any near relative of the deceased person has objection to any of the deceased person's human organs being used for therapeutic purposes, authorise the removal of any human organ of the deceased person for its use  for therapeutic purposes

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