H.R. 2856 (108th): To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out demonstration projects to increase the supply of organs donated for human transplantation.

Jul 24, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Referred to Committee)
James “Jim” Greenwood
Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district
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Jul 24, 2003
4 pages
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H.R. 5224 (107th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2002


This bill was introduced on July 24, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 24, 2003
Referred to Committee Jul 24, 2003

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Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to public and nonprofit private entities to establish or operate demonstration projects for increasing the supply of organs donated for human transplantation.
Requires certain professional consultation.Allows such projects to establish appropriate financial incentives for organ donation, including the payment of travel and subsistence expenses incurred by individuals making living donations. Requires such incentives to include one or more projects to provide payments for the purchase of life insurance policies or annuities, payable to a donor's designee.Limits evaluation costs to five percent of authorized funds.

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