ABOUT

HOTA ORDINANCE/ACT

4th September 2007 is a milestone in the history of Pakistan. About five years back an Ordinance titled, “Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Ordinance 2007” was promulgated. Most of the people welcomed this move, which brought Pakistan into a comity of nations where human dignity is prized and valued. Some people were skeptical as to whether this law would bring a change or not and Pakistan would continue to be a hotspot for notorious organ trade.

On 17 March 2010, after the assent of the President of Pakistan the said law has become an act of the parliament, titled, “Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act,2010”

The Government of Pakistan and Human Organ Transplant Authority (HOTA) are committed to bring to an end the organ trade and restore the dignity of human life. The figures speak for themselves. In 2006 it was reported that approximately 2000 kidneys transplants were performed, out of which nearly 1500 were foreigners. Now no foreigner is being provided kidneys from poor Pakistanis because of the efforts done by HOTA to stop illegal trade.

Mission

  • Improve the quality of life of patients awaiting transplantation by maximizing the availability of donor organs and tissues while upholding the highest medical, legal, ethical, and fiscal standards;
  • Work in partnership with the region’s hospitals and healthcare professionals to ensure that the family of each potential donor is offered the option of donation in a sensitive and caring manner;
  • Provide educational programs and materials to positively predispose all members of the community to organ and tissue donation so that the donation is viewed as a fundamental human responsibility;
  • Serve as a community resource by providing support for families of donors as well as transplant recipients and their families, and;
  • Serve as a leader in the advancement of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Vision

The Government of Pakistan and Human Organ Transplant Authority (HOTA) are committed to bring to an end the illegal trade and restore the dignity of human life. Human Organs Transplant Authority (HOTA) is primarily working to regulate the authority laws for the welfare and facilitating with the health care approaches mainly involving the human organ transplantations in Private/Public sector across Pakistan. The young energetic team of HOTA works with Great Spirit and enthusiasm from dawn to dusk to promote the healthcare facilities and eliminate the entire bias elements.