- The Lebanese law No 109/1983 legalizes “donation of human tissues and organs for medical and scientific purposes”. The family’s consent is essential whether the card is present or not.
- Its practical applications decree No 1442/1984 describes the guidelines of brain death diagnosis, defines the death and the conditions for a renal transplant unit.
- The first transplantation attempts started with the 1st kidney transplantation in 1972 from a living related donor.
- The first organ transplantation unit opened in 1985 and the number of units have steadily increased since to reach 18 centers of which: Five for kidney, one for liver and four for heart transplantation are still functioning.
- In 1990 the first kidney transplant from a deceased donor was performed.
- In 1999 the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Lebanese Order of Physicians (LOP) took the joint decision to concentrate all efforts in a single, unified organization affiliated to the Ministry of Health: The National Organization for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation - NODLb. (Ministerial decree 1/509, July 1999)
- In Dec 2008, a ministerial decree declares that the organ and tissue donation procedure is covered by the MOH.
- In Jan 2009, a ministerial decree 1/65 has been issued. It defines the administrative board of NOD-Lb and describes the Lebanese system of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
- The Lebanese Code of Ethics (Oct 2012, Art 30) gave NOD-Lb the exclusive responsibility of organs, tissues and cells procurement and transplantation in Lebanon.
Learn more with downloadable documents
|The Lebanese law No 109/1983||Download|
|Practical Applications decree No 1442/1984||Download|
|Ministerial Decree 1/65, 2009||Download|
|Ministerial Decree, Media Collaboration||Download|
|Ministerial Decree 1/1765, Living Donation Regulations||Download|
|Lebanese Code of Ethics, 2012||Download|
|Regulations and Allocation Criteria, 2016||Download|