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  • Introduced by: Raymond A. Dieter, MD, Delegate, for DuPage County Medical Society

    Subject: Costs to Kidney Donors

    Referred to: Reference Committee B


    Whereas, some 100,000 Americans are awaiting a kidney transplant at any given time; and

    Whereas, kidney donation can be made by living donors; and

    Whereas, paying donors for organs is currently illegal; and

    Whereas, costs directly related to organ donation are paid by the recipient, but living kidney donors still typically incur significant expenses both before and after donation – a disincentive to donating; therefore, be it

    RESOLVED, the Illinois State Medical Society work with the American Medical Association to craft legislation that will develop mechanisms through which living kidney donors are reimbursed for expenses related to donating their organ.


    Existing ISMS policy related to this issue:

    It is the policy of ISMS to support strengthening the current Illinois organ donation laws, including driver’s license preference designation, to ensure donors documented choices are followed. (HOD 2000; Last BOT Review 2012)

    House of Delegates adopted Unfinished Business Report E (A-2000), resulting in adoption of Substitute Resolution 55 (A-99), which directed that the ISMS support or cause to be introduced legislation that strengthens the current Illinois organ donation laws, including driver’s license preference designation, to ensure donors documented choices are followed. (HOD 2000)


     

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