The New Greek Statute on Organ Donation — Yet Another Effort to Advance Transplants
Author: Bottis, Maria
Source: European Journal of Health Law, Volume 19, Number 4, 2012 , pp. 391-395(5)
Abstract:Abstract In 2011, the new law on organ transplants was voted by the Greek Parliament. Major changes include the selection of presumed consent system (opt-out) for organ transplants from dead donors. The system will take effect in 2013. In organ donations from living donors, a class of potential donors was added: a person with whom the organ recipient has a personal relationship and is emotionally connected. In this special case though, the truth of the altruistic motives is necessarily examined in court. Also, a detailed list of risks and consequences is part of the content of the obligation to inform a potential organ donor.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2012-01-01