CARSON CITY — The Nevada Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday requiring pupils be taught about organ and tissue donation in health classes.
The state Board of Education is tasked under Senate Bill 112 to establish a course of instruction. Topics would include how to register as an organ donor, societal and individual benefits of organ and tissue donation; and general facts about donations.
The bill is sponsored by Sens. Julia Ratti, D-Sparks, and Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno.
“This is a bill that will result in someone’s life being saved,” Kieckhefer said before the vote.
It now moves to the Assembly.
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