In 1984, Congress passed the National Organ Transplantation Act (NOTA) to improve the supply of vital human organs. A key provision of NOTA was the prohibition of acquiring, receiving, or otherwise transferring human organs. In effect, this provision bans the purchase of human organs. However, due to recent breakthroughs in 3-D bioprinting technology, scientists are on the verge of being able to create lab-grown organs suitable for transplantation. This Note will examine the applicability of NOTA to 3-D bioprinting technology and recommend amendments to NOTA that would clarify the legality of 3-D bioprinting.
3-D Bioprinting: Not Allowed or NOTA Allowed?,
Chi.-Kent L. Rev.
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