No criminal kidney, liver or heart; Cannot prohibit organ donation based on criminal antecedents: Kerala High Court

Let the Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and even persons with criminal backgrounds donate their organs to needy people irrespective of their caste or creed or religion or criminal background, the Court said.
Justice PV Kunhikrishnan, Kerala High Court
Justice PV Kunhikrishnan, Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently held that criminal antecedents of a person cannot be criteria when it comes to organ donation and the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994 do not make any such distinction against persons with criminal record (Radhakrishna Pillai v. District Level Authorization Committee for transplantation of Human Organs, Ernakulam).

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