Analysis of State Actions Regarding Donor Registries. KEY FINDINGS


A number of key state actions have affected the development and modification of statewide donor registries in recent years, with most recent legislative efforts being directed primarily at increasing donation rates and addressing allocation issues. This section focuses on those state actions that most directly affect donor registries, which involve the following topic areas:

  • Public awareness and education
  • Registries as advance directives
  • Informed consent
  • Access to registry information
  • Maintenance and technical aspects of registries
  • Role of medical examiners
  • Additional donor cards
  • Evaluation of Registries

Appendix B provides a comprehensive listing of state efforts, arranged according to each of these topic areas.