National Organ Transplant Act


19-Oct-1984

The National Organ Transplant Act was passed by the U.S. Congress to mandate the fair distribution of donated organs in the United States. The act established the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) to maintain a national registry for organ matching. The act also called for the network to be operated by a private, non-profit organization under federal contract.

The National Organ Transplant Act does not cover blood or tissue transplants.



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