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Experimental Techniques in Urology & Nephrology

Are we Accidentally Paying Donors to Donate?: There’s an Easy way to Stop these Unintentional Violations of Nota

  • Open or Close Sigrid Fry-Revere*

    Georgetown University, USA

    *Corresponding author: Sigrid Fry-Revere, Smith College, Georgetown University, USA, Email:

Submission: March 06, 2018; Published: March 14, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ETUN.2018.01.000520

ISSN: 2578-0395
Volume1 Issue4


I’m a firm believer in the National Organ Transplant Act’s (NOTA) [1] prohibition on paid donation. Unfortunately, some efforts to help donors with their lost wages are running afoul of that prohibition. There are many ways in which a donor can get help with lost wages, but too often the entities providing that support do not know what other assistance donors are getting. The end result is that sometimes donors are paid more than once for the same loss. These are preventable violations of NOTA. I personally have witnesses three such violations in the last six months.

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