Experts Urge Removing Financial Barriers To Organ Donation
In a paper published in the American Journal of Transplantation, the group says the nation should find ethical ways to get rid of financial "disincentives." Also in the news, the ACLU is seeking federal records about reproductive health care for immigrant minors who are in the country illegally.
Remove Financial Barriers To Organ Donation, Experts Say
Taking the financial burden of organ donation off the shoulders of donors and their families is not only more fair, but it might also lead to more organs for transplant, experts say - and they urge Americans to find ethical ways to get rid of financial “disincentives” to organ donation. In addition to removal of financial barriers, they would also like to see careful consideration and testing of potential financial incentives for organ donation. (Belisomo, 4/6)
ACLU Sues U.S. For Records On Reproductive Health Policy
The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a court order to force the federal government to turn over records related to reproductive healthcare policy for undocumented immigrant minors in the care of federally funded organizations. The civil liberties organization said in a lawsuit filed Friday that many of these minors end up in the care of Catholic organizations that refuse to refer them to healthcare services for emergency contraception or abortion even in cases of sexual assault. (Pierson, 4/6)