Organ Transplantation and the Law


Organ transplantation dates back to the ancient times and since then it has become one of the important developments in modern medicine; saving the lives, as well as improving the quality of life of many patients. As the demand for organ transplantation far exceeds the organ availability, the transplant program is often saddled with complex legal and ethical issues. This article highlights the history of organ transplantation and how it came about in Nigeria, the laws regulating organ transplantation in Nigeria and the challenges posed by this new modern form of medicinal treatment in a society like Nigeria. This writer has employed the doctrinal method of research in writing this article; by observing articles, online journals, reputable and trusted textbooks to arrive at a conclusion and some feasible recommendations on the subject matter.

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