(755 ILCS 50/1-5)
Illinois recognizes that there is a critical shortage
of human organs and tissues available
to citizens in need of organ and tissue transplants. This shortage leads to the
untimely death of
many adults and children in Illinois and across the nation each year. This Act
is intended to
implement the public policy of encouraging timely donation of human organs and
Illinois, facilitating transplantation of those organs and tissue into patients
in need of them, and encouraging anatomical gifts for therapy, research, or education.
Through this Act, laws relating to organ and tissue donation and
transplantation are consolidated
and modified for the purpose of furthering this public policy, and for the purpose of establishing consistency between this Act and the core provisions of the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
(Source: P.A. 98-172, eff. 1-1-14.)