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New law will regulate organ donation, criminalize organ trafficking

Malta todayMalta Today | November 10, 2015

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By Tim Diacono

A new law will regulate the donation of organs, rendering people's express wishes to become organ donors legally binding.

It will also criminalize the trafficking and sale of human organs for financial gain. 

Addressing a press conference to launch the Bill that will eventually be debated in Parliament, health parliamentary secretary Chris Fearne said that the Superintendent of Public Health will be tasked with maintaining a National Human Organ And Tissues Donation Register. 

People will be able to register the organs they would like or not like to donate, and unlike the current donor card system, the register will be legally-binding. People will be able to amend their organ donation wishes at any time during their lifetime.

Only residents of Malta older than 16 who don't suffer from a mental disorder can volunteer their names for this list. In the case of death of a person not on the register of of a person younger than 16, the person's relatives will get to make the decision on whether their organs should be donated or not.

A price tag for human organs

The Star OnlineThe Star Online | October 4, 2015

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By Yuen Meikeng 

A new Act aimed at stopping the illegal organ trade involving Malaysian patients is currently being studied by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

DISHEARTENED by the prospect of a long wait for a transplant, kidney patient Simon (not his real name) decided to take a chance on a deal to get the organ in China. Paying a significant amount of money to a third party, the 50-year-old businessman flew to China and was checked into a facility for eight days.

“I lived in fear of being discovered. I could not sleep,” he says of his time there, as such unregulated private transplants are illegal in China.

The operation was a success, says Simon, and he is currently on a course of anti-rejection drugs that costs him a few thousand ringgit a month.

Asked what made him resort to such drastic measures, he says he might have had to wait years for a transplant through regular channels in Malaysia; furthermore, he is already 50 and is not a preferred candidate for an organ compared with younger patients, he says...

5 human organ traffickers put on 3-day remand

Dhaka TribuneDhaka Tribune | Aug 27, 2012
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A Dhaka court has granted three-day remand for each of five members of an international human organ trafficking syndicate, rejecting bail petition.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Hasibul Haq passed the order on Saturday afternoon after they were produced by DB Inspector Alamgir Hossain Patwari, seeking 10-day remand plea for each of them.

Detectives arrested five members of an international human organ trafficking syndicate during drives in different parts of Dhaka.

- See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/law-and-rights/2015/aug/29/5-human-organ-traffickers-put-3-day-remand#sthash.uwQQ346t.dpuf

A Dhaka court has granted three-day remand for each of five members of an international human organ trafficking syndicate, rejecting bail petition.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Hasibul Haq passed the order on Saturday afternoon after they were produced by DB Inspector Alamgir Hossain Patwari, seeking 10-day remand plea for each of them.

Detectives arrested five members of an international human organ trafficking syndicate during drives in different parts of Dhaka.

- See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/law-and-rights/2015/aug/29/5-human-organ-traffickers-put-3-day-remand#sthash.uwQQ346t.dpuf

By Md Sanaul Islam Tipu

A Dhaka court has granted three-day remand for each of five members of an international human organ trafficking syndicate, rejecting bail petition.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Hasibul Haq passed the order on Saturday afternoon after they were produced by DB Inspector Alamgir Hossain Patwari, seeking 10-day remand plea for each of them.

Detectives arrested five members of an international human organ trafficking syndicate during drives in different parts of Dhaka...

A Dhaka court has granted three-day remand for each of five members of an international human organ trafficking syndicate, rejecting bail petition.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Hasibul Haq passed the order on Saturday afternoon after they were produced by DB Inspector Alamgir Hossain Patwari, seeking 10-day remand plea for each of them.

Detectives arrested five members of an international human organ trafficking syndicate during drives in different parts of Dhaka.

- See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/law-and-rights/2015/aug/29/5-human-organ-traffickers-put-3-day-remand#sthash.uwQQ346t.dpuf

 

Qatar passes law on organ donation

Doha NewsDoha News | Aug 20, 2015
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By Victoria Scott

Qatar’s Emir has signed into law new legislation that reinforces the country’s commitment to expanding its organ donation program, giving doctors, patients and donors a legal framework to work within.

The new law lays out the conditions under which organ donation is legal in Qatar, specifying that is must be urgent and that doctors must have exhausted all other treatment options, according to the Peninsula.

The law also states that children and individuals of unsound mind are not allowed to make a donation – even if their guardians want to give consent.

And it details tough penalties for those found to be trading in human organs, with those convicted of the offense facing a jail term of up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to QR1 million.

Other articles in the law specify that a donor can change his or her mind at any time without giving a reason, and that organs can only be removed from the deceased with permission from their legal heirs, suggesting that families of registered organ donors would be able to go against their relative’s wishes if they wanted to do so...

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