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Friday, February 24, 2012

GOVERNOR PATRICK SIGNS BILL TO STREAMLINE AND PROMOTE ORGAN DONATION PROCESS IN MASSACHUSETTS

The Melrose News

BOSTON – Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick today signed S. 2067, “An Act Relative to a Uniform Anatomical Gift Act,” legislation that will promote organ donation by updating Massachusetts’ Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA). The legislation is an important step to increase organ donations by aligning state statute with requirements currently in effect in neighboring states.

“We know the critically important role that organ donation plays in saving lives,” said Governor Patrick. “I am proud to sign this bill that will promote the idea of organ donation and remove barriers to allow more people to become organ donors.”

1 comment:

Sigrid Fry-Revere said...

Please don’t forget living organ donors. Between a third and half of all organ donors are living organ donors. They are the unsung heroes of the transplant story. Unfortunately, they often are left with non-medical out-of-pocket expenses that can weigh heavily on them financially.

A new charity -- The American Living Organ Donor Fund is here to help. Please help us spread the word to transplant center organ donor coordinators and potential living organ donors that the ALODF has a website chalked full of information and that we give grants to living organ donors to help them meet their expenses. We do have limited resources, but we do not have an automatic income cut off. We base our grants on verifiable need. See our website at www.ALODF or www.HelpLivingOrganDonorsSaveLives.org
We also have a new support group just for living organ donors
https://www.facebook.com/groups/588973681237149/