Monday, February 25, 2013

Can prison inmates consent to register as deceased organ donors?

The State of Utah recently made it easier for prisoners to become organ donors: the Salt Lake Tribune has the story. House passes Utah inmate organ-donor legislation

"A bill that would streamline the process for prisoners to sign up as organ donors passed unanimously Wednesday in the Utah House of Representatives.

"Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, pitched HB26 in response to prisoners who wanted to be donors upon their deaths, but were being rejected. The proposal would allow them to sign up as donors while in the correctional facility.
"It [would be] completely voluntary," Eliason said."

1 comment:

Highgamma said...

This type of program strikes me as requiring strict monitoring. I can't think of a more coercive environment than a prison.