Law on Transplantation: What awaits Ukrainians?

Law on Transplantation: What awaits Ukrainians?

On January 1, 2019, the law on transplantation, which the Verkhovna Rada adopted yesterday, will come into force. As far back as the bill around him there was a lot of controversy, the main concern of which was the spread of such a phenomenon as black transplantology.

The law was supported by 255 deputies, with a minimum requirement of 226. Novation presupposes a “presumption of disagreement”, that is, if a person did not consent to postmortem transplantation during life, it will not. A person who has agreed to give his organs must write a written confirmation. Then a public sample map is created on the potential donor. The person’s data are entered into the Unified State Transplantation System.

“As soon as the law comes into effect, I will immediately sign such an agreement,” MP Anton Gerashchenko said. As soon as the data on the anatomical material appears in the register, a donor-recipient pair is made up. If there are no bidders in Ukraine, then the authorities will be offered to other states with which agreements on this matter have been signed.

It is interesting that relatives of a person who died suddenly can decide for themselves whether the organs of the deceased will be seized or not. However, let’s think logically, without claiming the truth in the first instance. How in those few hours, during which it is necessary to perform organ transplantation, you can conduct all the necessary tests for alignment ?! Or is it done in advance? But how, if a person did not give consent?

The law prohibits the seizure of anatomical materials from the bodies of soldiers killed by violent death in the ATU zone, as well as all others who live in this territory and died as a result of violent actions.

- This law provides for the creation of two databases – a database of donors, a database of recipients that make it impossible for black transplantology, make corruption impossible, – explains MP Olga Bogomolets.

The information system will consist of several registries, including the will of certain trustees who agree to donate those whom they represent. Who these people are not specified. A transplant coordinator will also be appointed, and they will be given consent for donation.

Confidential information in the registry will be available to the transplant coordinator, the official responsible for transplanting the executive authority, forensic experts. I would like to hope that this list will not become a reason for corruption.

The law on organ transplantation can save hundreds of thousands of human lives, but will not it become a verdict for hundreds of thousands of other citizens in the conditions of Ukrainian reality?

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