Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

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Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

 
an act established in 1968 to standardize state laws on the donation of organs and tissues from cadavers; it is based on the premise that an individual should be able to control the disposition of his or her own body after death.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

Legislation in the US which allows a person to make an anatomic gift at the time of death of all or part of the body for medical education, scientific research, or organ transplantation, designated by a signed document—e.g., in a will or via a tick mark on one’s driver’s license.
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Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

Legislation that allows a person to make an anatomic gift at the time of death–all or part of the body for medical education, scientific research, organ transplantation, by a signed document–eg, in a will or driver's license. See Brotherton v. Cleveland, Cadaver organ, Organ procurement, UNOS
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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