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 Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA)
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General
1. What is HOTA?
2. Can I donate more than what is covered under HOTA?
3. What is The Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act?
Changes made to HOTA
1.

What changes have been made to HOTA?

2.

If I have already opted out of HOTA before I was 60 years old and I am now above 60 years old, do I need to opt out again?

3.

Are older organs suitable for donation?

4.

How will the suitability and allocation of organs from older donors be determined?

5.

Will older organ failure patients waiting for an organ also benefit from these changes?

Opting Out of HOTA
1. If I want to opt out of HOTA, what should I do?
2.

Does HOTA allow people to opt-out from donating a specific organ?

3.

What are the implications of opting out of HOTA?

4.

Can I withdraw my objections to HOTA?

5.

How is the public informed about HOTA?

Potential Organ Donors
1.

Can I decide to whom I want my organs to be donated?

2.

Will the body be disfigured after organ donation?

3.

Will the medical care of potential organ donors be compromised to expedite the recovery of organs?

4.

Would relatives of donors be made to pay for the costs of organ recovery?

5.

If I have not opted out of HOTA and I die at home, will my body be brought to hospital for transplantation purposes?

6.

If I have not opted out of HOTA and I die in the hospital, will my organs be recovered for transplantation?

7. Will HOTA apply to citizen who passed away in a foreign country?
Death and Organ Donation
1.

What is the difference between cardiac death and brain death?

2.

How is death certified?

3.

Is there a difference between being brain dead and being in a coma?

4.

Can someone who is declared brain dead come back to life?

Pledging Organs Under Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act, (MTERA)
1.

If I want to pledge my other organs, what do I need to do?

2.

I am a foreigner. Can I donate my organs?

3.

If all organs, skin and bones are pledged for donation for transplant, education and research, what would be the delay for family members to make funeral arrangements?  Would the whole body be used for research or education, in which case there is no body left for cremation?

Living Organ Donation
1.

What are living donor organ transplants and what are the concerns in such transplants?

2.

How are living donor organ transplants regulated?

3.

What are the risks of living organ donation?

4.

Do living donors have to bear the medical and surgical costs for their organ donation?

5.

What are the penalties for organ trading?

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