Organ donation, transplantation bill set for Parliament September 

29Apr 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dodoma
The Guardian
Organ donation, transplantation bill set for Parliament September 

​​​​​​​THE government will this September table a bill to regulate organ donation and transplantation activities including harvesting and storage of human body parts to meet the increasing demand for transplant surgeries in the country.

Deputy minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Godwin Mollel.

Deputy minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Godwin Mollel made the remarks in House yesterday when answering a question from Special Seats Member of Parliament Rose Tweve.

In her question, the legislator wanted to know when the government will take the bill to th Parliament to facilitate availability of the organs.

Answering the question, Dr Mollel said the process is now in the hands of stakeholders who are now giving views and that it will be taken to the National Assembly upon completion of the process.

In her preliminary question, the MP asked what is the government plan to harvest human body parts   and given to individuals who need them.

In his answers, Dr Mollel said currently Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) said currently and Benjamin Mkapa hospital offers the transplant services since 2017 using organs from willing donors.

Up to now MNH has conducted 62 kidney transplants and Benjamin Mkapa has transplanted 18 kidneys, this is a great achievements,” he said.

He however said other services have started being offered using guidelines being given by the international organization overseeing organ transplant. 

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