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                     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.