Law Governing Organ Donation is Set to be Put Into Effect Shortly – Nsiah Asare

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By the end of the year, the administration hopes to have a law allowing organ donations in place.

The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, stressed that organ transplants and associated operations will also be governed by the Act.

This action is a reaction to the growing calls in Ghana for organ donation facilitation, which has the potential to save a great deal of lives.

Dr. Nsiah Asare emphasised the government’s continuous efforts to hasten the enactment of this legislation.He added that a group of medical professionals supporting tissue and organ transplant programmes had submitted a draft document to the Ministry of Health.

The proposed law intends to control the donation of organs in a number of ways, including the donation of essential organs like hearts, eyes, andkidneys in the case of fatalities or accidents.

He emphasised that in order to provide legal clarity regarding organ donation and transplantation procedures, parliamentary endorsement is crucial.

“There is a draft document which has been sent to the Ministry of Health by a group of health professionals who have interest in tissue and organ transplant. So, there should be tissue organ donation and transplant law so that people can donate, for example, their eyes for cornea transplant.

“They can donate their heart, they can donate their kidneys or whatever if they have an accident or in case of accident or in case of death. We should have a law passed by Parliament, to back it so that there will be no legal issues of organ donation and transplantation. And this is what we are working together with the Ghana Health Service.”

 

Source: Citinews

 

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