The Living Donor Act

A top legislative priority for ASN in 2016, the bipartisan Living Donor Act will help increase access to kidney transplants by:

  • Protecting donors: The bill prohibits life, disability, and long term care insurers from denying or limiting coverage or from charging higher premiums to living organ donors.
  • Securing jobs: The legislation clarifies that living organ donors can use FMLA time to recover from donation surgery and maintain their job security.
  • Educating Americans: The bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to update its educational materials regarding living organ donation to reflect the changes the legislation entails.