Organ Donation Network Draws Congressional Scrutiny

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A bipartisan pair of senators subpoenaed the United Network for Organ Sharing for documents relating to its oversight of U.S. organ-transplant centers.

Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Ron Wyden said they “have serious concerns” about the private nonprofit group’s oversight of organizations responsible for procuring organs, which the senators say “have been severely underperforming for decades.” “Our review has shed light on the improper use of Medicare funds, conflicts of interest and gaps in oversight,” they wrote in a statement on Thursday.

Wyden, who leads the Senate Finance Committee, and Grassley, former chair of the panel, said the group hasn’t been responding to their inquiries, prompting the subpoena.

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