EBAA Launch Position Statement on Tissue Acquisition.
The organ, eye and tissue donation system in the United States depends on the cooperation and shared expertise of many participants; hospitals, eye banks, tissue banks and organ procurement organizations. Each contributes to the process to ensure that the greatest number of anatomical gifts are safely recovered and provided for transplant. Interfering in the process, whether by permitting OPOs to favor certain recovery organizations over others or through legislative efforts to protect certain banks, undermines the entire system and threatens to hamper donation, recovery and transplantation efforts. EBAA opposes any activity that would threaten our ability to recover anatomical donations and provide life-transforming organ, eye and tissue transplants. Keep Reading