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Transplant Rules Are Out of Touch With Reality

This post responds to my reader, Chuck Kleinhans,  who asked for a follow-up to my previous post: Too Disabled For An Organ Transplant, which ran last week.  Chuck wanted to know a little more about the 1984 National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA).

The National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) was enacted in 1984.  It is the first federal organ transplant law.  Prior to that time, states organized their own organ transplant rules and they worked!  The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) was enacted in…