According to the laws of "bioethics", transplantation and organ donation obey some great inviolable principles:
> The principle of presumed consent to donation : it means that everyone is considered a priori consenting to the donation of organs or tissues. In other words, if she did not show opposition during her lifetime, a levy can be undertaken. The code of public health based on the laws of bioethics, specifies that before any levy, if the deceased is not registered in the national register of the refusals, the doctors must ask the relatives if the deceased was not opposed to the gift.
> Free admission : "The human body and its elements can not be the subject of a patrimonial right, " says the law.
> Anonymity : it applies to all donations except in the case of living donors, since they are members of the same family circle.
> Health security : any potential donor is subjected to a series of examinations before sampling.
> Biovigilance involves monitoring the risk of incidents and all adverse effects.
Organ harvesting is a surgical procedure that requires the same respect for the human body as any other operation.
The Public Health Code therefore requires physicians who have taken a sample from a deceased donor, to "ensure the best possible restoration of his body" before it is returned to his family.