Sale, acquisition, receipt or transfer for consideration of human organ for transplantation prohibited; penalty.
1. A person shall not knowingly sell, acquire, receive or otherwise transfer for valuable consideration any human organ for use in human transplantation.
2. As used in this section:
(a) “Human organ” includes the human kidney, liver, heart, lung, bone marrow and any other part of the human body except blood.
(b) “Valuable consideration” does not include the reasonable payments associated with the removal, transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control or storage of a human organ or the expenses of travel, housing and lost wages incurred by the donor in connection with the donation of a human organ.
3. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Last modified: February 25, 2006