On April 27th, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH), Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), Congressman John Curtis (R-UT), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), Congressman Gregory F. Murphy, M.D. (R-NC), and joined by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), introduced the Living Donor Protection Act to protect the rights of living organ donors.
This legislation would prohibit life, disability, and long-term care insurance companies from denying or limiting coverage and from charging higher premiums for living organ donors;
It would amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to specifically include living organ donation as a serious health condition for private and civil service employees; and it would direct HHS to update their materials on live organ donation to reflect these new protections and encourage more individuals to consider donating an organ.
We applaud these Members of Congress for introducing this important, bipartisan legislation and look forward to working with them to secure its passage.