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26 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 26 January, 2020 01:08:07 AM
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HC guidelines for organ donation welcome

HC guidelines for organ donation welcome

In a welcome move, the High Court (HC) offers guidelines for donating kidney to known persons on emotional grounds following the example of India. The HC also barred wholesale voluntary donation practiced in some countries of the West including the United Kingdom, United States of America and France as it would not be compatible with the socioeconomic conditions of Bangladesh.

In the recent days, various kidney ailments are increasing alarmingly but not the treatment facilities for the kidney patients. While haemodialysis of blood is a way to treat an end-stage kidney patient, this treatment is not available for the poor as huge amount of money is needed to continue dialysis. A kidney patient needs this treatment for his whole life and poor patients in Bangladesh often fatalistically accept death.

While it is necessary that the government as well as others with altruistic motive should come forward for creating more dialysis centres all over the country, if emotional donation is allowed, it can surely open a way to save lives of many people who can afford to have a one-time cost for organ transplant operation.

The court has very realistically provided a set of guidelines in order to ensure check and balance as well as reducing the possibility of illegal kidney trade. The court observes that the donor must give his kidney to the recipient under a well-regulated legal regimen. The guidelines ask for preventing any commercial transaction between the recipient and the donor; explaining the link between them; examining the reasons for donations and the documentary evidence of the link; and ensuring that no middleman or tout involved.  The guidelines also call for evaluating the financial status of the donor and the recipient and ensure that the donor is a healthy person. There are also some other important points in the guidelines. There will also be an Authentication Board that would ensure that specific rules are rigorously followed. The HC rightly observed that if the definition of pool of donor (close relative) is expanded without any restriction that will definitely spur the illegal kidney trade.

In Bangladesh, there is an annual demand of around 5,000 kidneys for transplantation but only a little more than a hundred kidneys are found for donation. It is expected that the guidelines set out by the HC would be followed properly to help end-stage renal patients to live a longer life.

 

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