The principles of gift law and the regulation of organ donation

Transpl Int. 2011 Apr;24(4):368-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1432-2277.2011.01226.x. Epub 2011 Jan 29.


The principles of gift law establish a consistent international legal understanding of consent to donation under a range of regulatory systems. Gift law as the primary legal principle is important to both the foundation of systems that prevent organ sales and the consideration of strategies to increase organ donation for transplantation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Death
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Israel
  • Presumed Consent / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Resource Allocation
  • Tissue Donors / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / economics
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • United States