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Pennsylvania plans to reward organ donation

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7195.1371 (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1371
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Pennsylvania is planning to be the first US state to offer a financial reward for organ donation. The state will pay a stipend of about $300 (£187) towards the funeral expenses of an organ donor under a plan being worked out by an advisory panel.

    The panel will issue its recommendations next month, and Republican Governor Tom Ridge is expected to approve the new programme. Payments authorised …

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