Human Organs Transplant Act – India


Human Organs Act Review Committee was constituted on September 6, 2004 based on judgment passed by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Man Mohan Sarin of High Court of Delhi in WP(C) 813/2004 with direction to review the efficacy, relevance and impact of the legal provisions contained in the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994  and the Transplantation of Human Organs Rules, 1994.

The Committee was required to submit its report by January 5, 2005. Initially the time was extended by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi upto 30.04.2005 and thereafter up to 26th May 2005. .

Important Dates & Events

  • PIL was filed in Delhi High Court by us seeking a direction to the Centre to amend the complex organ transplant law & liberalising the provisions relating to donors of organs to prevent rackets like the one unearthed in Gurgaon of Dr. Amit Kumar.

Though Justice Thakur refused to admit the PIL saying a fresh petition cannot be entertained as the high court has already dealt with the issue, he gave us the liberty to file a contempt of court case against the Centre for not considering the recommendations of the HC-appointed committee. (As per news published in The Hindustan Times dated 13th March 2008 )

NEW – Uday Foundation’s RTI Findings on status of human organ transplant act as on 23rd July 2009

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Uday Foundation’s RTI Findings on status of human organ transplant act as on 19th June 2008
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Press Report on our work on human organ transplant act

Petition on organ donation law sparks debate – Hindustan Times, March 13, 2008

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