Organ Transplantation

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The transplantation of human organs, tissues and cells has extended in recent years, and greatly improved the quality of, hundreds of thousands of lives. As a result of increased demand of organ donation and the shortage of available organs, many countries developed a set of regulations and procedures for organ donation and transplantation. According to WHO and the directory of the regulation of organ transplantation in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, cells, tissues and organs may be removed from deceased and living persons for the purpose of transplantation, only according to the following Guiding Principles:
• Only authorized specialized physicians in centers authorized by the ministry of health in GCC countries can perform organ transplantation …show more content…

They also should be informed of the probable risks, benefits and consequences of donation; they should be legally competent (usually above 18 years old) and aware of the information; and they should free of any udue coercion.
• cells, tissues or organs should not be removed from the body of a living minor or legally incompetent person for the purpose of transplantation other than narrow exceptions allowed under national law.*
• Purchasing cells, tissues or organs for transplantation, or their sale by living persons or by the family of deceased persons, should be prohibited except the compensation for the costs of making donations by the donor (including medical expenses and lost earnings for live donors)
• Advertising the need for or availability of cells, tissues or organs should prohibited if it is intended to offering or seeking payment to individuals for their cells, tissues or organs, or, to the next of kin for deceased persons or any third parties .
• Physicians and other health professionals are not allowed to perform the transplantation procedures, and health insurers not cover such procedures, if the cells, tissues or organs concerned have been obtained through exploitation or coercion of, or payment to, the donor or the next of kin of a deceased

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