Home Print this page Email this page Users Online: 623
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-10

Live donor skin harvesting and the transplantation of human organs act (act no. 42 of 1994)


Consulting Plastic Surgeon, Mahi Hospital, Baroda, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Atul K Shah
20 Om Park, Near Andhra Bank, Stadium, Akota, Baroda
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Wound closure in burns largely depends on application of Allograft human skin. Fresh or stored, this skin is of cadaver origin in many countries where skin banking has developed. In India, the burn surgeon has to rely on the supply of Allograft skin from living donors. In view of the restrictions implied by the legislations of the country on the organ transplantation, legal picture on skin harvesting from live donors is nearly clear. Skin is treated as tissue and not organ. Live donor skin harvesting requires voluntary authorization from the donor, and such consent must be obtained after making the donor understand the procedure and post procedure sequels.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed395    
    Printed14    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded53    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal