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12:00 AM, September 23, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 23, 2018

Combined efforts for organ transplantation in Bangladesh

The 4th annual conference and scientific seminar of the Society of Organ Transplantation, Bangladesh was held recently at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), says a press release.

The speakers declared that the society is taking the revolutionary steps with the collaboration of Asian Society of Transplantation, Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network Foundation (MOHAN), India and Korea University Anam Hospital to promote organ transplantation in Bangladesh in order to save many lives with the slogan "Donate organ and save your close relation".

According to the “Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Bill, 2018”, if a patient dies in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the 'Brain Death Committee' will declare the death of the patient officially. After the declaration of death, with the permission of the patient's family, the organs of the deceased patient will be extracted in order to transplant them to another patient in need.

Professor Dr Harun-Ur-Rashid, President of the Society of Organ Transplantation, Bangladesh said that this new effort would help save lives of thousands of people in need of organ transplantations. Awareness on organ transplantation needs to be made widespread in Bangladesh to make the efforts successful.

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