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dc.contributor.authorLabuschagne, Debbie
dc.contributor.authorCarstens, Pieter A
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-14T10:01:37Z
dc.date.available2014-04-14T10:01:37Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationLabuschagne, D. & Carstens, P.A. 2014. The constitutional influence on organ transplants with specific reference to organ procurement. Potchefstroom electronic law journal (PELJ) = Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad (PER), 17(1):208-251 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1727-3781
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/10439
dc.description.abstractThis article assesses the influence of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 on the law pertaining to organ transplants with specific reference to methods of organ procurement. These methods include a system of opting-in, presumed consent, required request, required response, the sale of organs, and organ procurement from prisoners. It is argued, in view of the acute shortage of organs, that the various organ procurement methods are in need of review in the context of the question of whether they are acceptable and sustainable within the constitutional framework. To this end, the article deals with the application, limitation and interpretation of the rights in the Bill of Rights and its interface with the various organ procurement methods in the context of a discussion of applicable legislation and relevant case law. It is argued that a constitutional analysis of the topic is indicative that the State has indeed failed to provide a proper or satisfactory legislative and regulatory framework to relieve the critical shortage of human organs available for transplantation, by ultimately failing to uphold the applicable constitutional rights and values as discussed.en_US
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dc.subjectOrgan procurement methodsen_US
dc.subjectOrgan transplantsen_US
dc.subjectOrgan shortageen_US
dc.subjectOpting-inen_US
dc.subjectPresumed consenten_US
dc.subjectRequired requesten_US
dc.subjectRequired responseen_US
dc.subjectThe sale of organsen_US
dc.subjectOrgan procurement from prisonersen_US
dc.subjectConstitutionen_US
dc.subjectBill of Rightsen_US
dc.subjectConstitutionalen_US
dc.titleThe constitutional influence on organ transplants with specific reference to organ procurementen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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