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Tissue donation and transplantation program in Sri Lanka : a medico-legal point of view

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A.N. Vadysinghe ,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Forensic Medicine
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P.B. Dassanayaka,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, Colombo, LK
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JMO”s Office
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D.H. Edussuriya,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Forensic Medicine
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M.J.F. Rukshana

Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Forensic Medicine
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Abstract

Tissue donation and organ transplantation plays a key role in the management of the critically ill patient.

The harvesting of organs for transplantation is done according to the legal framework of the country and based on circulars, protocols and guidelines of health and legal authorities. Clear knowledge regarding medico-legal issues and ethical aspects are mandatory for an effective transplantation program.

The authors attempt to critically evaluate the medico-legal and ethical aspects pertaining to the existing system for tissue donation and transplantation in Sri Lanka and compare the local provisions with those existing in other countries. It is envisaged that this would enable identification of amendments required.

How to Cite: Vadysinghe, A.N., Dassanayaka, P.B., Edussuriya, D.H. and Rukshana, M.J.F., 2018. Tissue donation and transplantation program in Sri Lanka : a medico-legal point of view. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law, 9(1), pp.23–32. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljfmsl.v9i1.7803
Published on 25 Jul 2018.
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