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National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)

Chapter 8 : Control of use of blood, blood products, tissue and gametes in humans

59. Removal, use or transplantation of tissue, and administering of blood and blood products by medical practitioner or dentist


(1) For the purposes of this Chapter, only a registered medical practitioner or dentist may remove any tissue from a living person, use tissue so removed for any of the purposes contemplated in section 56 or transplant tissue so removed into another living person.


(2) Subject to the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 1965 (Act No. 101 of 1965), only a registered medical practitioner or dentist, or a person acting under the supervision or on the instructions of a medical practitioner or dentist, may for the purposes of this Chapter administer blood or a blood product to, or prescribe blood or a blood product for, a living person.