Letters of Support for H.R. 698, the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act

July 16, 2013

Excerpt: On behalf of the physician and medical student members of the American Medical Association (AMA), I am writing to express our support for H.R. 698, the “HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act.” This legislation would make important, common-sense reforms to current organ transplant law by repealing the current ban on organ donations from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients and allowing research on transplant donations to HIV-positive patients, while, at the same time, maintaining the safety of the organ transplantation system.

 
 
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