Organ Donation Rule Sparks Debate on Federal Metrics for Success

May 4, 2021, 9:00 AM

Organ transplant patients and advocates are ramping up pressure on Congress to speed an overhaul of the transplant system rather than phasing in changes as federal health officials propose.

“We really need to see this start to go into effect right now,” Donna Cryer, president and CEO of the Global Liver Institute, said Monday. “There are 107,000 people waiting right now, so it can’t be better soon enough.”

Cryer will make her case Tuesday before the House Oversight and Reform Committee as the Biden administration is moving forward with a plan to require more stringent quality and data reporting from...

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