If the POTUS needed an organ transplant, then does the POTUS have priority and would end up as number 1 in the organ wait lists? Or would he be treated like any other person in this matter?


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As stated on a different site, law 5.4.A of the laws listed here would prevent this, because the law says:

Allocation of deceased donor organs must not be influenced positively or negatively by political influence, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, or financial status.

And status as a president is likely defined as political influence.

However, there are two other possible workarounds for this brought up in other parts of this question. this comment mentions the possibility of a direct donation of organs, and another answer shows that since the president can travel easily, they can sign up at more hospitals, increasing their chances of getting an organ.

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