A Bill making it easier for Kenyans to donate their body organs for transplant and research has been passed by Parliament. The law allows Kenyans, either in a written will or oral statement before witnesses, to donate their bodies or body parts to persons or institutions of their choice upon death.
The new law is part of the larger Health Bill 2016 passed by Parliament on May 25 and builds on the Human Tissue Act of 1966, which was reviewed in 2012.
For example, to make sure doctors do not coerce patients into untimely removal of organs, a doctor who authorises such a procedure will not play a leading role in its transplantation to the other party.
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