‘Logan’s Law’ expands organ donation opportunities for Iowans
BPC Staff Sep 10, 2019 | 3:35 pm
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The Iowa Donor Network and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have launched a new organ, eye and tissue donor registry that will enable Iowans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors when they purchase a hunting, fishing or fur harvester license. The registry was created after Gov. Kim Reynolds signed “Logan’s Law,” a bill named after 15-year-old Logan Luft. The former Charles City resident, who died in 2017, saved many lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor. In addition to creating a new way for Iowans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors, “Logan’s Law” also requires that donation education be included in all hunter education courses. Currently, 74% of adults in Iowa are registered organ, eye and tissue donors; 621 Iowans are presently awaiting organ transplants.