FDA rejects Iowa teen's eye donation after suicide because he was gay

August 16, 2014 4:55 PM

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FDA rejects Iowa teen's eye donation after suicide because he was gay

Sheryl Moore said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wouldn't approve her son's eyes for donations even though it transplanted his heart, liver, kidneys and lungs after his 2013 suicide. The agency classifies eyes as tissue — not organs — meaning they have different rules for donation.

An Iowa suicide victim's organ donation was rejected because he was gay.

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