Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 50/1-5
- State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
Purpose.Illinois recognizes that there is a critical shortage of human organs and tissues available to citizens in need of organ and tissue transplants. This shortage leads to the untimely death of many adults and children in Illinois and across the nation each year. This Act is intended to implement the public policy of encouraging timely donation of human organs and tissue in Illinois, facilitating transplantation of those organs and tissue into patients in need of them, and encouraging anatomical gifts for therapy, research, or education. Through this Act, laws relating to organ and tissue donation and transplantation are consolidated and modified for the purpose of furthering this public policy, and for the purpose of establishing consistency between this Act and the core provisions of the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.