Summary: S.518 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (10/07/2004)

Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation Act of 2004 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to allow pancreases procured for use in islet cell transplantation or research to be counted for certification purposes for qualified organ procurement organization grants.

Requires the Diabetes Mellitus Interagency Coordinating Committee to include in its annual report an assessment of the Federal activities and programs related to pancreatic islet cell transplantation, which shall address: (1) the adequacy of funding; (2) policies and regulations affecting the supply of pancreata; (3) the effect of xenotransplantation; (4) the effect of the United Network for Organ Sharing policies; (5) the existing mechanisms to collect and coordinate outcome data from trials; (6) implementation of multi-agency clinical investigations; and (7) recommendations for legislation and administrative actions to increase the supply of pancreases.