“It takes lives to save lives.”
― Oscar Auliq-Ice

Whether selling of organs from a live donor is permitted within our country. This is a vexatious issue since we have seen so many gullible persons being exploited by money. The selling or buying of organs from a live donor is illegal in India. You cannot do that in India however the organ transplants Act 1994 put some conditions and stipulates who can donate organs and from whom it can be harvested like from that of a brain-dead person. Organ transplants are allowed between the first-class relatives meaning brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, husbands, wife, mother, son and now of course grandparents are also included. Apart from this list nobody can donate their organs to another person.

If it is a non-related donation, it has to go before the authorization committee that has been constituted under the human transplants Act so the organs or any other part cannot be donated without the approval of the authorization committee. There is no embargo on the related first-class relatives. That is these persons who are related by blood to donate their organs within each other and of course they have to give evidence of that relationship and why they want to do that before the concerned hospitals and ensure that they are actually the first-class relatives. Apart from that we have also seen many cases where nonrelated donors are also donating, this is where the problem arises.

The question is whether somebody who by the lure of money or any other consideration is willing to donate or sell his organ we can’t call them donation? Sell – Sell their organs to person who has money and was suffering from ailments. The act strictly prohibits this and is only altruistic donation that is out of affection can only be allowed and nothing else could be allowed. This will be monitored by the authorization committee which is set up at every state government. So the donor who is a non-related donor has to approach this committee and the person who wants to receive the organ has also, both of them should approach up here before the committee. The committee will examine each case and it has to establish it has to give a finding that the donation is not because of any monetary consideration or any other consideration. Of course, there can be some compensation which can be given to the donor which has to be approved by this authorization committee and they can also do swap transfers that is if the first-class relatives tissues or blood sample are incompatible for the recipient of the organ, they can do that with similar other persons, other donors and donees who are willing to do this. This is also permitted, and the other thing is harvesting of organs from people who have been declared brain-dead.

We all know that now this organ transplantation is gaining big steam and lot of campaigns are being held for organ donation. So the doctor has to certify that the person is brain-dead and once this is done the organs can be taken up. They could be harvested, and they will be put in storage and this will be given to persons who are in the queue which is maintained by the authorized committee in every state. Let us not forget that organ selling or buying of organs is illegal in India and it will invite penal consequences.

Aishwarya Says:

I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.


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