Tamar Gabunia: Positive decision on new legislation with regard to transplant services has been made at the meeting of the Government
“One of the important decisions made at the meeting of the Government of Georgia today is new legislation with regard to transplant services, organ transplantation, tissue and cell transplantation”, - stated First Deputy Minister of Health, Tamar Gabunia after the meeting of the Government.
As stated by Tamar Gabunia, new draft law had been prepared in compliance with EU Directives and will be submitted to the Parliament of Georgia shortly.
“Currently applicable legislation was developed in 2000. Approximately 30 transplantations are done in the country annually, while in Europe around 80 transplantations are done per 1 mln. population, which creates possibility for saving more lives.
Thus, new legislative framework establishes flawless system for donors registration, expecting of organs, follow-up, timely response, quality assurance, licensing both of donation implementing and transplantation implementing organizations, etc”, - stated Tamar Gabunia.