All About Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka For Organ Transplantation (ZCCK)

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The Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation has been constituted by the Government of Karnataka (Government Order No. 264 PTD dated, 13th April 2004) for a sustained cadaveric transplantation programme in the state of Karnataka. ZCCK is the body appointed to oversee the implementation of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act of 1994. The Organization aims to coordinate the cadaveric transplantation activities and also educate the public on organ donation.

Government of India has passed the Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) in 1994 which was adopted by the government of Karnataka on April 4, 1995. It legalized brain death facilitating cadaveric organ transplantation. A committee has been formed to make rules, regulations and conditions for cadaveric transplantation

Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994

For the regulation on removal, storage, and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purpose.
To stop commercial dealing in organs especially kidneys
Accepting brain death as a definition of death.
Defining that, only first degree relatives can donate kidneys in case of related transplant operations.

Purpose of the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka

To implement a sustained cadaveric transplant program in the state of Karnataka thereby increasing availability and access to donor organs for patients with end-stage organ failure.

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