Bioethics News

Russian Courts Ruled to Uphold Presumed Consent in Organ Donations

By Maria Coluccio
Last month, the Russian Constitutional Court published a ruling that upheld the legality of harvesting organs from a cadaver without the family’s permission. The ruling was a response to a lawsuit over the harvesting of a deceased Moscow student’s organs without the family’s consent. Alina Sablina was killed in a car accident in January 2014, and her parents were shocked to discover that several of her organs had …

The post Russian Courts Ruled to Uphold Presumed Consent in Organ Donations appeared first on Global Bioethics Initiative.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.