National register of persons disagreeing with post-mortem removal of tissues and organs

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PURPOSE OF DETECTION OF REQUESTED DATA

The purpose of recording is registration of persons who do not agree with donation of tissues and organs in order to prevent improper manipulation with their body after death.

Donation of organs and tissues is a highly humane decision. Donated organs and tissues save lives of many people in acute cases and enable many others to live longer in good health. This concerns particularly patients wit h diseases of kidney, heart, lung and liver.

Everyone may express disagreement with removal of organs and tissues suitable for transplantation from one’s body after death. In order to keep evidence of such expressed disagreements and thus to prevent their violation, MH established National register of persons disagreeing with post-mortem removal of tissues and organs. A valid expression of such disagreement must satisfy certain requirements and include requested data according to Act no. 285/2002 Coll. On donation, removal and transplantation of tissues and organs (transplantation act). The established registry fulfills the tasks set by Act no. 285/2002 Coll. allowing to satisfy fundamental opponents of donations of organs and tissues and to prevent improper manipulation with their body after death. According to the transplantation Act an implicit agreement with donations of organs and tissues after death is assumed with the condition of duty to check whether the Registry contains an expression of disagreement with removal of organs and tissues.

STATISTICAL UNIT OF INVESTIGATION

The statistical unit is every registered disagreement with post-mortem removal of organs and tissues on the territory of the Czech Republic.