Individuals infected with HIV will be able to donate their organs to each other under a draft amendment passed on Thursday during an Executive Yuan meeting.
Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (???) said after the meeting that under the existing law -- the HIV Infection Control and Patient Rights Protection Act -- people infected with HIV are prohibited from donating organs in order to help prevent the spread of AIDS.
But providing the Legislature passes the draft amendment, recipients who are also infected with HIV can accept donated organs from other infected people.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare said that it has worked out the amendment in consideration of the needs of individuals infected with HIV.
Under the present law, individuals who have tested positive for HIV cannot donate blood, organs, tissues, body fluids or cells.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel