New guidelines to streamline organ donation in India

New Delhi: In order to streamline the organ donation in the country, government on Friday issued draft guidelines for allocating criteria for kidney donation from deceased source.

The draft was posted on the website of the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), and all stakeholders have been asked to provide feedback by January 16.

It lays down the process for registration of prospective recipients and a committee to approve the registration of patients and need for urgency, if any.

A number of hospitals have been listed in the document, where a patient may be registered for inclusion in the waiting list for cadaver donations.

The registration will be approved by a kidney advisory committee after evaluating the need for renal transplant. Once approved, patients will be put on "active" or "priority list" based on specific guidelines.

News24 Bureau