n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Tissue transplantation and the National Health Act : main article

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



The NHA provisions regarding tissue and organ donation are generally similar to those in the HTA. <BR>The NHA, however, for the first time introduces definitions of death and organ. <BR>The NHA also provides strict controls for the transplantation of organs into non-south african citizens or non-permanent residents, and outlaws the charging of fees for human organs. <BR>It also expands the list of persons who can give consent to donations from deceased persons to include partners. <BR>Matters not covered by the NHA include the determination of death for the removal of organs for transplantation by doctors, the harvesting of tissue within 24 hours from donated bodies, the favourable removal of certain tissues (e.g. eye tissue), and the question of confidentiality and publicity regarding organ transplants. some of these issues may be covered in the regulations yet to be published.

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