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July 16, 1986

A federal task force urged Congress to create a national system of organ sharing, saying the current approach is plagued by commercialization that includes illegal sales of organs for transplants. The 25-member Task Force on Organ Transplantation reported a number of abuses, including the sale of organs, and said that transplant centers ignored waiting lists and solicited foreigners to receive transplants in the United States. The task force recommended a national procurement network linking about 110 organ procurement centers.

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