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  • I'm going to talk to you about the background of the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA).
  • The NOTA was passed to address the shortage in organ donation. It was passed by congress in 1984.
  • The Act was established to maintain a national registry for organ matching.
  • Also it called for the network to be operated by a private non profit organization under federal contract.
  • It was introduced on Nov 3 1983. On March 21 1984 it was reported by the committee.
  • On April 11 1984 it passed congress. On Jun 21 1984 the house passed it with changes.
  • On Oct 4 1984 there was a conference report agreed to by senate.
  • On Oct 19 1984 it was signed by the president. It was published as passed on that day.
  • One effect NOTA had was that there was now an 80% chance of for survival rate for those undergoing kidney transplant.
  • NOTA also provided funds for grants for qualified organ procurement organizations.
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