Living Donor Protection Act

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) supports the Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 5263) introduced by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Representative Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX) 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 H.R.5263 to help protect the rights of living donors. 

House Co-sponsors:

Beatty, Joyce [D-OH3]
Clay, Lacy [D-MO1]
Costa, Jim [D-CA16]
Davis, Danny [D-IL7]
Fitzpatrick, Michael [R-PA8]
Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL3]
Norton, Eleanor [D-DC0]
Rangel, Charles “Charlie” [D-NY13]
Schiff, Adam [D-CA28]
Stivers, Steve [R-OH15]

 


NKF Government Relations Office
5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Suite 300 • Washington, D.C. 20015
(202) 244-7900 • http://www.kidney.org

 

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