Overview

HOTA Objectives

  • To provide rules and regulations for removal, surgery and transplantation of human organs and tissues for therapeutic purposes.
  • To control and ban organ trade.
  • To stop illegal organ selling to foreigners from Pakistani citizens.
  • To improve the quality of transplantation.

HOTA Ordinance/ Act

4th September 2007 is a milestone in the history of Pakistan. About five years back an Ordinance titled, “Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Ordinance 2007” was promulgated. Most of the people welcomed this move, which brought Pakistan into a comity of nations where human dignity is prized and valued. Some people were skeptical as to whether this law would bring a change or not and Pakistan would continue to be a hotspot for notorious organ trade.

On 17 March 2010, after the assent of the President of Pakistan the said law has become an act of the parliament, titled, “Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act,2010”

The Government of Pakistan and Human Organ Transplant Authority (HOTA) are committed to bring to an end the organ trade and restore the dignity of human life. The figures speak for themselves. In 2006 it was reported that approximately 2000 kidneys transplants were performed, out of which nearly 1500 were foreigners. Now no foreigner is being provided kidneys from poor Pakistanis because of the efforts done by HOTA to stop illegal trade.

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