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To address the nation's critical organ donation shortage and improve the organ matching and placement process, the U.S. Congress passed the National Organ Transplant Act* (NOTA) in 1984. The act established the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) to maintain a national registry for organ matching. The act also called for the network to be operated by a private, non-profit organization under federal contract.

The current U.S. Code that has resulted from NOTA and its amendments can be found here: Search for Title 42, Section 273.

*P.L. 98-507