KATH Doctor pushes for law on harvesting, transplant of human organs

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Dr. Seth Lartey, Tissue and Organ Transplant Consultant at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), said that it had become necessary for the government to move quickly to get a law passed that would allow for harvesting of human organs and tissues for transplant. given the sharp rise

This was because of the sharp rise of cases of internal organs failure seen at the facilities. Dr. Lartey said it should be made possible for patients requiring tissue and organs transplant to be treated in the country to save cost. He added that with the appropriate legal regime, they would not need to be sent outside for treatment.

Organs including the heart, kidney, liver, lungs, pancreas, intestine and thymus often get damaged but the doctors are unable to help the situation because of the absence of a legislation, permitting the harvest of these vital organs to save the patients.

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