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    Procurement and handling of cells, tissues and organs

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    Transplantation of cells, tissues and organs of human origin has become an established worldwide practice and often the only treatment for a wide range of diseases and can offer recipients major improvements in their quality of life.
    According to Estonian legislation there are regulations for procurement, handling and transplantation in conjunction with cells, tissues and organs.
    The required procedures are as follows: the procurement of cells, tissues and organs, including removal for transplantation purposes, coding, labelling, testing, preservation, processing, packaging, storage, release and distribution.

    The State Agency of Medicines licenses establishments which procure and handle human cells, tissues or organs that will be used to treat patients.