Lok Sabha Parliamentary Q & A on Organ Donation & Transplantation
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2884
ANSWERED ON 26.11.2010
HUMAN ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION
2884. Dr. RATNA DE
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government proposes to simplify Kidney transplantation procedure and other human organ transplantation procedure;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI)
(b) Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Bill, 2009 has been introduced in Lok Sabha on 18.12.2009. The Salient features of the Bill are as follows:
# to allow swap donations between the related donors and recipients who do not match themselves but match with other similar donors/ recipients;
# to expand the definition of ‘near relative’ in order to include the grandfather, grandmother, grandson and granddaughter as near relative;
# insertion of new section to establish a National Organ and Tissues Removal and Storage Network;
# to provide for the development and maintenance of a National Registry of the recipients of organ transplants.
(c) Does not arise.