United States: Bipartisan Group Introduces Bill to End Ban on HIV Organ Donation
February 25, 2013
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) introduced a bill to allow research into organ donation among HIV-infected people, which has been banned since a 1988 law made it illegal to transplant organs from one HIV-infected person to another. The 1988 law also prohibited research into transplants between HIV-infected persons. Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) will introduce the bill, the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Edge News (Boston)
02.22.2013; Sergio N. Candido
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