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.

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.

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
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