The federal government is looking to expand the kinds of organs Americans can donate, but the process could soon become complicated as a result.
Right now, signing up to be an organ donor means your heart, liver or kidney could save someone's life. However, the government is also looking to add face and hand transplants to the list.
Once those organs are regulated more people who are disabled or disfigured could have a chance for reconstructive surgery, though one of the challenges is deciding how people should consent to donate.
Some people may want to donate some but not all of their organs, and an all or nothing approach could lead to a decrease in donors.
A committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing will be developing these policies over the next few months.