The Trump administration is focusing on a plan to increase the number of individuals who are organ donors.
According to The Hill:
The Trump administration on Tuesday announced a proposal to overhaul the organ donation process to encourage more donations and hold organizations that facilitate them accountable.
The Department of Health and Human Services said that 20 people die each day while on the waitlist for a life-saving organ transplant, and that the new rules are intended to reduce that number and save lives.
The announcement is part of a range of health care moves that the Trump administration has been touting in an effort to show that Trump is making progress on health care, an issue Democrats used to great effect in the 2018 elections.
The proposed rules would impose tougher accountability standards on Organ Procurement Organizations, which help facilitate organ donations, including changing evaluations from once every four years to every year, officials said.
The target is to increase the number of organ donations from 32,000 to 37,000 by 2026.