Fast Fact: Tissue Banks  |  January 17, 2014

The National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) governs tissue banks in the United States. NOTA dictates that tissues cannot be bought or sold. The law allows for reimbursement of the costs related to the recovery, processing and storing of tissue. It also allows for reimbursement of costs associated with development related to tissue processing technologies. The value of donated tissue is priceless, and reimbursements reflect the expenses incurred with their recovery, processing and storage.

Source: American Association of Tissue Banks.

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