THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Denver, Colorado) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 12, 2000 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT I am pleased by Senator Frist and Senator Kennedy's announcement
that they have reached a compromise on legislation that moves our nation forward to promote greater equity and effectiveness in the allocation of our nation's organ supply. This compromise takes a first step towards ensuring that those Americans most in need of receiving these life-saving resources will be able to better access them. At the same time we must redouble our efforts to encourage voluntary donation by all Americans.