15 December 2014

The next "transplant case" did not take place

Two today's TASS reports on the failed scandal:


The UK began checking on the fact of organ transplantation of a deceased woman without notifying relatives

Based on its results, a decision will be made on the possible initiation of a criminal case.

The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee (IC) of the Russian Federation in Moscow has begun a pre-investigation check on the fact of organ transplantation of a woman without notifying relatives.

According to TASS in the UK, "On November 12, in one of the hospitals in Moscow, after the death of a woman born in 1973 and the doctors ascertained her death, her organs were transplanted without notifying relatives."

Currently, checks are being carried out aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the incident. Based on the results of the audit, a procedural decision will be made to initiate or refuse to initiate a criminal case.


Moscow Department of Health: the actions of doctors who removed the organs of the deceased are legal

Federal law allows posthumous removal of donor organs subject to several conditions, said the official representative of the department.

The doctors of the Moscow hospital, who seized the organs of the deceased woman for transplantation without notifying relatives, acted within the law, the official representative of the Moscow Department of Health Elina Nikolaeva told TASS. "Medical workers acted strictly in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, no one's rights were violated," Nikolaeva said.

According to her, in accordance with federal law, post-mortem removal of donor organs is allowed if several conditions are met. In particular, if the healthcare institution where the patient died was not informed at the time of organ removal that during his lifetime the person or his close relatives objected to the removal of his organs after death. Also, the posthumous removal of donor organs requires the permission of the chief physician of the institution where the patient died, and a forensic medical expert.

"All these conditions in the State Clinical Hospital No. 81 in relation to the patient, who was diagnosed with brain death on December 12 by a consultation of doctors, were met. It should be emphasized that during the entire time the patient was in the hospital, none of the close relatives or her legal representatives filed an application and did not object to posthumous organ donation either orally or in writing," Nikolaeva added.


According to the Moscow Coordination Center for Organ Donation (MCCOD), on December 9, 2014, a woman in a coma was taken to GKB No. 81 and hospitalized in the intensive care unit. The diagnosis revealed a massive intracerebral hemorrhage, for which she was urgently operated on by neurosurgeons. After the operation, the patient's condition remained extremely serious, she was in intensive care on artificial ventilation, cardiac activity was supported by the introduction of special drugs.

The on-duty medical team of the MCCD decided to further monitor this patient as a potential organ donor. The ICCD noted that at the same time, the patient continued to be in the intensive care unit and receive treatment in full, her condition remained extremely serious. "On December 12, a consultation of doctors confirmed the brain death of this patient. In the federal law "On Transplantation of Organs and (or) human tissues" of 1992, post–mortem removal of donor organs is allowed," the ICCD report says.

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