Romania adopts new transplant law

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 21 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1781
  1. Tudor P Toma
  1. Romania

    The Romanian parliament has passed a law that will permit transplantation of organs from live or dead donors but not trade in organs. Previously, transplantation was legal only from live donors who were relatives of patients.

    Romania does not have a well developed transplant programme because of lack of funds and, until now, legislation. The biggest demand is for kidneys, and transplant operations are performed in four major centres. …

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