Living Donor Laws – Federal and State by State

Laws to protect living donors in the US are essential for maximizing organ donation and therefore minimizing the transplant waitlist. Congress introduced a bill in February of 2019 that would prohibit all life, disability, and long-term care insurance providers from discriminating against individuals solely based on living donor status. The same bill would also include organ donation under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The bill is still pending, but as of right now there are 12 states who have enacted living donor protection laws and 5 states who have proposed/pending living donor protection laws. There are 39 US states who have paid leave laws for living donors (including those who donate bone marrow). For information on laws pertaining to living donation in your state, check out our Living Donor Laws information sheet here.

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