Kerala High Court permits organ-swap among non-near relatives, calls for changes to Transplantation of Human Organs Act

"The prime purpose of the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994 is facilitating transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purpose," the Court said.
transplantation of human organs
transplantation of human organs

In a significant judgement regarding organ transplantation laws in India, the Kerala High Court on Monday ruled that “swap transplants” will be permissible even if donor and recipient are not near-relatives, provided the organ donor has a special reason (Moideenkutty v. District Level Authorisation Committee for Transplantation of Human Organs).

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