In a bid to actively promote organ donation among people, the central government has decided to give preference to donors in case the donor or an immediate relative requires a kidney transplantation.

The guidelines were released by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with an aim to incentivise organ donation. 

According to a report by the Times of India, more than two lakh people require kidney transplant every year in India but only about 6,000 are able to undergo the life-saving procedure due to paucity of organs. According to a report by IANS, experts have stated that in India approximately 75,000 patients are on dialysis and the number is growing at the rate of 10-20 per cent annually. 

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Sensing the huge disparity between number of recipients requiring kidney transplant and the organs available for transplantation, the government has put out a list of new guidelines:

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