Parliament approves the Human Organ Donation and Tissue Transplant Bill

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 03:50

In September 2022, Parliament passed the Uganda Human Organ Donation and Transplant Bill 2022 setting tough penalties for dealing in human organs for commercial purposes. The Bill seeks to establish a legal framework for organ, cell and tissue transplant in Uganda. The Bill also seeks to regulate the conduct of donation and transplant activities in the country. In an attempt to prevent vices associated with human organ donation and transplantation, Parliament approved a life sentence for persons who deal in human organs and tissue for commercial purposes. In addition, the Bill prescribes life imprisonment with no option to pay one’s way out for child organ traffickers.