Allahabad High Court Dismisses A Man's Plea For Allowing Live-Body Donation Of His Body Organs And Tissues
The Allahabad High Court dismissed a plea seeking directions to allow the petitioner to conduct Live Body Donation of his human body and all his living organs and tissues and to make it lawful. Sanjay Yadav and Judge Jayant Banerji heard the plea of one Ranjan Srivastava who further sought guidance to allow and make it legal for medical doctors/hospital/institution to conduct the required medical procedures on him for his Live Body Donation act.
He requested these instructions, as specified in the plea, so that the living organ and tissue from the petitioner's body could be transplanted into the bodies of the badly suffering poor. It was important to point out in his plea that it is a fundamental right, enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution of India, to join the operating theatre of an appropriate facility at an appropriate time and to render multiple gifts of life to people who are desperately suffering and dying. In this context, the Court has taken into account the 1994 Law on transplantation of human organs and tissues, which provides for the control of the removal, storage and transplantation of human organs and tissues for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of trade in human organs and tissues, as well as in matters connected with or incidental to them. Quoting Section 9 of the Act, the court observed that this provision stipulates restrictions on removal and transplantation of human organs and tissue