Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that creates a process for inmates to sign up as organ donors while in correctional facilities is headed to the Utah Senate for final consideration.
On Wednesday, the Senate approved on second reading of HB26, which is sponsored by Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy. The bill was introduced at the request of inmates who wanted to be organ donors upon their deaths but were being rejected.
Nationwide, nearly 117,000 people are on the waiting list for organs, among them more than 25,000 in the Intermountain West.
- Lessons from Napa: Earthquake warns Utahns of...
- Man stole ring, woman swallowed it, police say
- Bluffdale homeowner becomes victim of...
- About Utah: A Salt Lake hit for 152 years ......
- Doug Robinson: The Birdman of Utah
- Duchesne County man pleads guilty to federal...
- Bear spends two hours trying to enter...
- World-renowned rock art in Utah is younger...
- Becky Lockhart serious about... 31
- Gay rights activists to fight charges... 22
- Police reviewing possible nightclub... 16
- Solar energy users claim victory as... 14
- Gov.: Elected officials need to serve... 10
- U. tailgating carries tradition of... 10
- Lessons from Napa: Earthquake warns... 10
- Missionary, police testify against man... 8