H. R. 1224, Living Donor Protection Act of 2019.

Summary: To promote and protect from discrimination (related to the insurance industry) living organ donors. Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 4/25/19.

STATUS: Introduced 2/14/19 by Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]. 

 

ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:

  • An average of about 5,000 lives are saved by liver transplant each year, yet more than 1,400 Americans die waiting for a transplant in that same period. In 2017, 367 liver transplants were made possible by living donors. (Source: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2019 Liver Capitol Hill Day)
  • “Last year more than 6,400 living Americans donated organs to family members, friends, colleagues and even total strangers. The need is enormous—114,000 Americans today are in desperate need of a lifesaving organ transplant,” said LaVarne A. Burton, AKF president and CEO. “Some states have enacted protections for living donors, and more are doing so. But it’s time to make saving lives through living donation a national priority and get this bill through Congress and signed into law.” (Source, American Kidney Fund)
  • National Kidney Foundation Applauds Congressional Champions for Legislation to Protect Living Organ Donors. (Source: National Kidney Foundation)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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