The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) supports theLiving Donor Protection Act (S.511/H.R. 1224) introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) to promote organ donation and protect the rights of living donors.
This bill prohibits insurance companies from denying or limiting life, disability and long term care insurance and from charging higher premiums to living organ donors. The bill also clarifies that living organ donors may use time granted through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to recover from transplant surgery and finally, the bill directs the department of Health and Human Services to add information on these new protections to its materials to encourage more Americans to consider living donation.
Click here to contact your Representative and urge them to cosponsor to help protect the rights of living donors.
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