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Protect Living Organ Donors from Discrimination

Updated: Apr 27

This is from the Chronic Disease Coalition (

S 1384, the Living Organ Donor Protection Act, is a bipartisan bill that would ensure living organ donors across the country are protected from discriminatory policies based solely on their status as a donor. This bill prohibits certain insurance carriers from discriminating against living organ donors by requiring that insurers not deny, cancel, or otherwise impose conditions on policies for life insurance, disability insurance, or long-term care insurance based on an individual's status as a living organ donor.

The bill also expressly specifies that recovery from organ-donation surgery constitutes a serious health condition that entitles eligible employees to job-protected medical leave. In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services must update educational materials on live organ donation to include information about the benefits of live organ donation and about access to insurance for living organ donors.

Organ donation is a selfless gift that provides chronic disease patients a second chance at life.  

This Congress has an obligation to encourage living organ donation and not punish those that provide the ultimate gift through insurance discrimination and rising treatment costs.  Send a message today to your senators and representatives in support of S. 1384!

If you would like to send a message to Congress about this important bill visit:

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