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Deputies approve organ transplant law and the creation of the National Transplant Center.

Apr 26, 2022

On April 5th plenary session, the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly created the new organ transplant law and will form the national transplant center. It is something that families who this foundation help have been waiting for for a long time.

Deputy Jose Urbina, a member of the New Ideas political party and Secretary of the Health Commission, introduced the bill and read its content at the plenary session.

After Deputy Urbina introduced the bill, many legislators spoke about the importance of this law, which will help adults and children with kidney failure.

Deputy Alexia Rivas, a big supporter of kids with kidney failure at the Benjamin Bloom hospital, offered her opinion and sent Otiliia a message for her hard work and dedication regarding this issue.

“I want to send a special greeting to Otilia because I know that you have also been fighting for this issue, and you became the voice of these mothers who came to beg to be heard.” Said Deputy Alexia Rivas.

With 74 out of 84 votes, the Special Law on Transplants of Human Cells, Tissues, and Organs got approved.

The law will ensure that all patients, regardless of their economic and social situation, will have access to a transplant; if they need it.

The law will be in effect six months after president Nayib Bukele signs it, and it gets printed in the country’s official newspaper.

Undoubtedly, mothers of children with renal failure are happy with the recently approved law.