Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York introduced the Safe Tissue Act to bring oversight to the largely unregulated sale of donated human tissue. Sen. Patrick Leahy is cosponsoring the bill.
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We received word this week that the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws will likely form a committee to draft revisions to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. While we don’t yet know what revisions might be proposed, we’re hopeful the NCCUSL will amend the UAGA to clearly prohibit the profiteering in donated bodies and tissue, and to strengthen informed consent requirements. Read more