On October 5, 2010, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1395 which created legislation increasing opportunities and simplifying the process for organ donation. SB 1395 authorized the creation of an "Altruistic Living Donor Registry" where individuals can state their willingness to be a live donor. According to the bill, the donor registry shall be designed to promote and assist live kidney donations, including donor chains, paired exchanges, and nondirected donations. The information would be used to expedite a match between identified organ donors and potential recipients.
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