Thursday, July 27, 2023
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Carole Johnson released this statement following Thursday’s passage of the Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act; the Senate passed the bill Thursday evening.
"The Health Resources and Services Administration shares Congress’ goal of making the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) work better for the more than 100,000 people on the waiting list for organs. Individuals on the wait list, organ donors, and their families deserve an OPTN governed by an independent, representative board and supported by best-in-class technology, processes, policy, and people. As HRSA announced in March, through our OPTN Modernization Initiative, we are leaning in and taking action to make this a reality."
"We commend bipartisan leaders in the House and Senate for passing legislation to give HRSA stronger tools to execute this vision. We look forward to quickly implementing these policy changes and will continue working with Congress to secure the funding increase included in the President’s Budget to support this vital reform."
Learn more about HRSA's Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Modernization Initiative.