Guidelines on cadaver donation submitted in HC  

New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The city government on Wednesday submitted in Delhi High Court the guidelines on cadaver donation in hospitals here.

The government submitted the guidelines before a division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, which posted the related plea for October 7.

The guidelines, framed by the health and family welfare department, detail the procedure to be followed for donation of a dead body for medical education and research purposes.

According to guidelines, an application for donation has to be made by a near relative to the head of the department of Anatomy of the concerned medical institution.

Also, all the government-run medical teaching institutions will have to maintain a register where any person can register for whole-body donation after death.

“The near relative could be either of the parents, grandparents, spouse, son, daughter or grandchild who would have to give the application (for cadaver donation) to the medical institution,” the guidelines said.

“Guidelines shall apply to all medical institutions in Delhi,” it said.

The court had earlier directed the government to draft guidelines regarding cadaver donation after taking note of a letter alleging that due to procedural delays, the body of a woman donor could not be utilised by the Organ Retrieval and Banking Organisation (ORBO) of the AIIMS.

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