CA Health & Safety Code Section 7152.2


The California organ procurement organizations designated pursuant to Section 273 and following of Title 42 of the United States Code, are hereby authorized to establish a not-for-profit entity that shall be designated the Altruistic Living Donor Registrar, which shall establish and maintain the Altruistic Living Donor Registry. The registry shall contain information regarding persons who have identified themselves as altruistic living kidney donors. The donor registry shall be designed to promote and assist live kidney donations, including donor chains, paired exchanges, and nondirected donations. The registrar shall be responsible for developing methods to increase the number of donors who enroll in the registry.


The registrar shall make available to the federally designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and transplant centers in California information contained in the registry regarding potential altruistic living donors. This information shall be used to expedite a match between identified organ donors and potential recipients.


The registrar may receive voluntary contributions to support the registry and its activities.


The registrar shall collect and make all of the following information relating to altruistic kidney donations available to the public:


The number of donors on the registry.


The changes in the number of donors on the registry.


The general characteristics of donors.


The registrar may also authorize the registry to include persons who identify themselves as altruistic living donors of organs and tissue other than kidneys to be added to the registry, upon a finding by the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the United Network for Organ Sharing that the donation is generally regarded as safe and without a significant risk of complications, and would not adversely affect the health of the donor. Upon a finding pursuant to this subdivision, the registrar shall notify the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 7152.2’s source at ca​.gov