Basic↦Ethics and Laws↦Swiss Law↦Transplantation Act
What is it? Why is it important?
The Transplantation Act defines requirements for the use of human or animal organs, tissues or cells for transplantation purposes into humans.
- Applies to the handling of organs, tissues or cells, and products intended for transplantation into humans
- Contributes to the availability of human organs, tissues, and cells for transplantation purposes
- Prevents the improper handling of organs, tissues, or cells in:
- Human transplantation medicine
- Commercial activities
- Protects human dignity, privacy, and health
Organ transplantation is a medical procedure that involves the replacement of a missing or damaged organ by a medically intact organ.
What do I need to do?
When performing human transplantation studies, you are required to know and comply with the requirements in the Transplantation act.
Read the Transplantation act and its ordinance, and based on your study:
- Be familiar with the organisation of the various chapters and sections
- As applicable, tag relevant articles that need to be complied with in your study
Where can I get help?
Your local CTU↧ can support you with experienced staff regarding this topic
Basel, Departement Klinische Forschung, CTU, dkf.unibas.ch
Lugano, Clinical Trials Unit, CTU-EOC, www.ctueoc.ch
Bern, Clinical Trials Unit, CTU, www.ctu.unibe.ch
Geneva, Clinical Research Center, CRC, crc.hug.ch
Lausanne, Clinical Research Center, CRC, www.chuv.ch
St. Gallen, Clinical Trials Unit, CTU, www.kssg.ch
Zürich, Clinical Trials Center, CTC, www.usz.ch
FEDLEX – laws are available online under numbers
- 810.21 Transplantation act
- 810.211 Transplantation ordinance
Transplantation Act – see in particular articles
- Art. 1 Aim
- Art. 2 Scope
Transplantation ordinance – see in particular article
- Art.1 Purpose and scope