(50.) See Britta Martinez, Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
and State Donation Registries
The Mississippi Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
was a key component in establishing the state's first donor registry, which currently holds 641,000 registered Mississippians who have signed up to donate organs and tissue for transplantation.
the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
(2006) to further improve the system for
They want higher barriers to entry for brokers: a stronger Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
, a more heavily funded Food and Drug Administration with more stringent requirements.
(30.) Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
, reprinted in Statutory Regulation of Organ Donation in the United States (R.
* The Living Bank Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
Donor Form Available from: The Living Bank P.O.
Spence, Quinlan, Cruzan, Baby K and Baby M, Tarasoff, and the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
); national, international, and religious bodies (Nuremberg tribunals, the President's Commission, the National Commission, the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences, the Warnock Commission, and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith); and specialty societies (the American Fertility Society and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists).
In 1968 the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws adopted the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
(UAGA), which provided a comprehensive framework for states to use in drafting laws that reflect the preferences of their legislatures and the character of the state. By 1973, all 50 states and the District of Columbia had adopted some form of the UAGA.
These processes became standardized as states adopted the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
. (15) The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 (NOTA) defines the term "human organ" to "mean the human (including fetal) kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, bone marrow, cornea, eye, bone, and skin or any subpart thereof and any other human organ (or any subpart thereof, including that derived from a fetus) specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services by regulation." (16) While each state has its own definition of death, all have been amended to allow a person being sustained on machines to be declared dead for the purpose of organ donations.
(15) With the demand for organs vastly outweighing the supply, Congress first permitted organ donation by passing the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
("UAGA") in 1968.
After nearly three years of intense discussion, panel presentations, research on existing practices and finally, the adoption of the new Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
's (UAGA) new consent language, the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) has completed Proposed Revisions to Consent-related Standards for tissue banks and sent them to the transplant community for review.