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Authors

Abena Richards

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This comment examines the constitutional and practical efficacy of the required response system to increasing the number of organs donated for transplantation each year. The required response system has been proposed by several organizations and authors as an effective method to increasing organ donation in the United States. The author asserts that the proposal for a national required response system has not received the attention it deserves given the potential this system has for relieving the chronic shortage of transplantable organs. This comment discusses the practical problems experienced with the current opt-in system, the constitutional issues associated with the opt-out system, and the ways in which the required response system can alleviate these problems.

First Page

365

Last Page

412

Publication Date

5-1-2006

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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