2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 146. Miscellaneous health provisions.
146.345 Sale of human organs prohibited.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 146.345 (2017)

146.345 Sale of human organs prohibited.

(1) In this section:

(a) “Human organ" means a human kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, bone marrow, cornea, eye, bone or skin or any other human organ specified by the department by rule. “Human organ" does not mean human whole blood, blood plasma, a blood product or a blood derivative or human semen.

(b) “Human organ transplantation" means the medical procedure by which transfer of a human organ is made from the body of a person to the body of another person.

(c) “Valuable consideration" does not include reasonable payment associated with the removal, transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control or storage of a human organ or an expense of travel, housing or lost wages incurred by a human organ donor in connection with donation of the human organ.

(2) No person may knowingly and for valuable consideration acquire, receive or otherwise transfer any human organ for use in human organ transplantation.

(3) Any person who violates this section is guilty of a Class H felony, except that, notwithstanding the maximum fine specified in s. 939.50 (3) (h), the person may be fined not more than $50,000.

History: 1987 a. 97; 1997 a. 283; 2001 a. 109.

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