Draft Guidelines for Organ Donation
Draft guidelines for kidney had been placed in public domain for seeking comments and suggestions from the general public. Based on the comments received, the Government has since finalized the said guidelines and issued Allocation Criteria for deceased donor kidney transplant which have been uploaded on the website of National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) namely www.notto.gov.in. The allocation policy for organs has been developed keeping in view the ethical, legal and scientific rationale. Further, these guidelines provide for allocation of kidney in a transparent manner. Draft guidelines for Liver and Heart have been prepared/placed on the NOTTO website for seeking comments from public and stakeholders.
These guidelines concern allocation criteria of organs from cadaver donors and not the illegal trading of organs. The illegal trading and transplantation of organs is regulated in terms of the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994 and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Rules 2014, which are available on the NOTTO website namely www.notto.gov.in .
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.