Indiana Senator Todd Young says America’s system for gathering and keeping track of donor organs is “broken.”
Young has introduced a bill to better hold Organ Procurement Organizations accountable.
OPO’s are independent organizations that are tasked with finding, gathering, and transporting organs from donor’s to patients.
Young charges that many of these organizations have been lacking in performance recently and patients who need donor organs are dying because of it.
On the Senate floor, Young told the story of a man whom he served with in the U.S. Marines…
According to Young, over 113,000 Americans are waiting for a donor organ and are counting on these OPO’s to come through for them.
His bill would also call for more geographic data to be collected in order to make it easier for OPO’s to find donor organs and get them to patients who need them.