Transplants: Federal Council wants to increase safety

13. Mai 2021 – At its meeting on 12 May 2021, the Federal Council opened the consultation on the partial revision of the Transplantation Act. The draft proposes to strengthen data protection and the monitoring of organ, tissue and cell transplants. Specifically, the safety of transplants is to be increased by means of a vigilance system. The aim is to better monitor the quality of organs, tissues and cells in order to reduce the risk of disease transmission or transplant failure. Already today, all steps of organ, tissue and cell transplantations are documented. With the revision of the law, serious incidents and adverse reactions must also be reported to specially designated vigilance centres. The consultation will last until 2 September 2021.

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