who has legal authorization as specified in the UAGA
. (37) Some medical
In 2006, the UAGA
was amended to protect donor decisions from family refusals and to allow donors to specify their intentions by enrolling in a registry.
"We lobbied very hard to get the UAGA
passed in 2008 because Mississippi was one of the last states to have a donor registry
Though New York is not one of the states that has codified the Revised UAGA
it does have its own codification of the dead-donor rule.
The goal of the UAGA
was not only to regulate, but also to encourage
Like the Common Rule, the UAGA
does not address the question of ownership, and different courts have reached different conclusions on the question of whether a family member has an ownership interest in a relative's cadaver.
"), which has been adopted in some form by all fifty
(13) In 1968, shortly after the first successful heart transplant, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) drafted the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA
In 1968, rather than a national policy on donor policy and definitions, Congress took the indirect path, passed the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA
) to clarify the role of the donor and the altruistic atmosphere of organ giving.
Similarly, as the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA
) permits limited postmortem removal of organs and tissue used for transplantation or therapy, it should not be considered to include or permit posthumous sperm retrieval.
Notably, under the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act of 1968 (UAGA
), such permission is not required in cases where the decedent has signed an organ donor card or executed some other valid premortem statement indicating a desire to donate upon death.