Concerning the procurement of organs for living donations, the law requires the donor to be 18 years of age and to have given his or her consent.

 After having been informed of the physical, mental, family and social consequences of procurement by the doctor planning the intervention, the donor must give his or her consent freely and knowingly. This is done in writing, before a major witness and targets an altruistic motivation.

Consent may be revoked at any time.

Since 2017, collection from the living must also be subject to a prior multi-disciplinary consultation.

 It is important to specify that it is the responsibility of the doctor who is planning procurement to ensure that all the legal conditions have been brought together (e.g.: proof of consent, altruistic vocation of the donation, age of the donor etc.).

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