Prawnokarne aspekty transplantacji ksenogenicznych
Criminal Aspects of Xenotransplantation
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The article deals with the criminal aspects of xenotransplantation. The first point is a discussion on the concept and scope of xenotransplantation – with consider- ation of the definition created by the U.S. Public Health Service and the regula- tions of the Act of 1 July 2005 on the collection, storage and transplantation of cells, tissues and organs. Attention is turned for instance to transplantation and the use of animal cells or tissues. Secondly, the legal conditions of xenotransplan- tation are discussed in accordance with the regulations of the Act of 5 December 1996 on the professions of a doctor and dentist (referring to a medical experiment). The article also presents a discussion of xenotransplantation as a circumstance that excludes illegality. It is based on the experimental nature of xenotransplanta- tion. The article describes the criminal aspect of the protection of animals which are donors of organs, tissues and cells used in xenotransplantation. Finally, it contains de lege ferenda postulates and the introduction of appropriate regula- tions related to routinely performed procedures.
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