Organ donation draft law to be introduced this year
MOSCOW, August 3 - RAPSI. The draft law on organ donation which is being put together at the Healthcare Ministry in collaboration with leading specialists will be submitted to the federal authorities for agreement this year and also posted on the ministry's website for public discussion, the ministry told RIA Novosti.
In accordance with an order from the Healthcare Ministry, a large amount of work on the law is currently underway. Leading transplant surgeons have been involved and members of the public will also be able to influence the law. As this legislation will play a very important social role for everyone, a great deal of care and attention must be paid to its development.
At the moment, the 1992 law On Transplanting Organs and Tissues is effective in Russia. Its main drawback, however, is that it does not stipulate childrens posthumous donation.