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Details of Treaty No.186
|Title||Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin|
|Opening of the treaty||Strasbourg, 24/01/2002 - Treaty open for signature by the Signatories to Treaty ETS 164|
|Entry into Force||01/05/2006 - 5 Ratifications including 4 member States.|
The aim of this Protocol is to protect human dignity and integrity, as well as rights and fundamental freedoms, in the face of scientific and medical advances.
The Additional Protocol contains general principles and specific provisions regarding the transplantation of organs and tissues of human origin for therapeutic purposes.
The general principles set out in the Additional Protocol include equitable access to transplantation services for patients, transparent rules for organ allocation, health and safety standards, the prohibition of financial gain by donors, and the need for donors, recipients, health professionals and the public to be properly informed.
The specific provisions cover the removal of organs from living and deceased persons, the use made of the organs and tissues removed, the prohibition of financial gain, confidentiality, and sanctions and compensation.
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