Many federal and state statutes closely regulate organ donation. To understand the laws governing organ donation, one needs to understand the trajectory of some of the most important legislation. While there are many laws pertaining to organ donations, perhaps the most important legislation consists of the following:

  • Various early federal legislation
  • The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act of 1987
  • The National Organ Transplant Act
  • The Patient Self Determination Act of 1991
  • State Anatomical Gift Acts

Inside Legislation